Manufacturer's Negligence, Consumers' Nightmare: 6 Incidents Involving Food Products That Shocked the Public

Published: 22nd June 2015 11:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2015 11:47 AM   |  A+A-

Though Maggi being banned in various states across India for allegedly containing excessive lead and MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), almost on a day today basis people can see various reports of different products almost causing food scare in India.

Here are 10 incidents involving food products that shocked the public:


1. KFC Chicken and Its Worm Incidents

Coimbatore Unit of the Food Safety Wing registered a case against a KFC outlet, where a bucket of chicken, bought by a customer, was found to contain dead worms. This has happened for the second time in India, after a similar incident in Thiruvananthapuram.

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2. Live Weevils Found in Baby Cereal

The company found itself in more trouble after live weevils were found in a cereal product meant for infants. A shocked IT professional had bought the cereal to feed his one-year-old son.


3. Family Go Sick After Consuming Glucon D Containing Insects

A packet of the energy drink 'Glucon-D' was allegedly found with insects here, following which it was sent for examination. The customer along with his family ended up vomiting after consuming the product.


4. Pepsi, Coke 2003 Pesticide Scandal

Pepsi and Coke were banned in Rajasthan in 2003 after several studies claimed that it found to contain carcinogenic and immunosuppressive substances and traces of pesticides. Sale of Pepsi and Coke are still banned in the premises of Parliament and Punjab state Assembly. Later, an SC judgment said that the percentage of pesticides found in the sweetened carbonated water manufactured by Pepsico was within the tolerance limits and quashed the case.


5. Live Larvae Found In Nestle's Milk Powder Pack

A taxi driver from Tamil Nadu stumbled upon live larvae in Nestle NAN PRO 3 carton, a milk powder for toddlers. Prem Ananth had already fed one of his 18-month-old child who later developed skin allergy and was admitted in a private paediatric care centre.


6. Now, Worms in Packet of Glucose D

A packet of glucose D is supposed to give you instant energy. Or so the manufacturer claims. But a consumer in Sulur found that worms had taken a liking to glucose. They were so energised that they were found alive and kicking in a hermetically sealed pack.


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