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2 ill after eating at Noida’s McDonald’s, Theobroma, action initiated

The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) Department has initiated action against a McDonald’s outlet at Noida Sector 18 and a branch of the Theobroma bakery in Sector 104 following complaints that two customers “fell ill” after consuming food at the eateries. While one customer had fries and a burger at McDonald’s, the second person consumed an allegedly stale pineapple cake ordered from the Theobroma outlet.

An ANI news agency report said the complaints were filed at the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s online Food Safety Connect Portal.

Citing officials, the report said that a team of the FSDA in Gautam Buddh Nagar visited the McDonald’s outlet in Noida Sector 18 to collect the samples upon receiving the complaint from the customer.

Speaking to ANI on Monday, Assistant Commissioner (Food) FDA, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Archana Dheeran said the team immediately action and samples of palm oil, cheese and mayonnaise were collected from the outlet.

“The customer fell ill after consuming aloo tikki and french fries. We have taken action in this regard,” she said, adding that the report of the samples was expected within 15 days to a month.

Regarding the Theobroma bakery incident, Dheeran said that “we received a complaint that the customer fell ill after consuming a stale pineapple cake ordered from the outlet”.

“The complainant also said that the icing of the cake was sour. We have taken a sample of the cake as well and sent it to the laboratory,” she added.

The official informed that if the samples fail in the test report, a case is then registered against the accused outlet.

Published By:

Karishma Saurabh Kalita

Published On:

Apr 30, 2024


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