In two separate incidents, customers found larvae in a
Parle biscuits pack while an Amul skimmed pack was found
to contain insects.
a stomach-churning incident, a customer in Pune on purchasing
a pack of Parle-G biscuits, manufactured by Parle Products
Ltd, found cobwebs and larvae in the biscuits. The customer
had purchased the biscuits from Family Super Mart in Vimannagar,
Pune, on 15 December 2003 and on finding the contents
spoilt and containing germs, he went and bought four packs
of the same batch and manufacturing date and then packed
and sealed them in a clean plastic container as per government
video-shooting the whole process he gave the samples to
the deputy director of health service at the state public
health laboratory in the city.
to this tests on samples of India''s first glucose biscuit
confirmed the presence of cobwebs and larvae and an examination
report of the state public health laboratory, dated 16
December 2003 states: "The sample of Parle-G biscuits
is unfit for human consumption, as per the Prevention
of Food Adulteration [PFA] rules of 1955 and the Act of
lab had tested two unopened and duly sealed samples from
the same batch that the consumer had originally found
another incident, the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has detected insects in a tin of Amul milk power
and the Maharashtra FDA commissioner has said it would
soon file a first information report against the company.
FDA has said that it plans to stop further distribution
of this infant food brand in Maharashtra. The brand is
currently manufactured in Amul''s Anand plant.