Complan Foods has come under the scanner of Indian food safety watchdog after a woman in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, found several dead worms and some insects floating in the mixture of the milk energy drink she prepared with the product.
"I wouldn't have noticed if there were one or two worms, but there were hundreds in the packet. Some were white in colour while a few were black," Hindustan Times quoted Tanisha Rai Singhania as saying.
Singhanias had bought the pack of Complan manufactured on 2 February 2015, recently. But when Tanisha Rai prepared a mixture of Complan with milk on Saturday, she found hundreds of worms floating on top of it.
Her husband, Darshan Singhania, filed a complaint with the Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA). FSDA has collected the sample from the Singhanias and sent it for testing.
The authorities have also issued a notice to Complan for selling a "poor quality product," but haven't received any response.
"We have sent the sample for lab testing. Besides, we have also shot a strict mail to the company complaining about the substandard product," said Food Safety officer Basant Gupta.
Earlier, Nestle faced the wrath of the food safety watchdog after excessive amount of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) were found in Maggi instant noodles across various parts of the nation and live larvae were found in Everyday milk powder in Tamil Nadu.
While the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) banned the sale and production of Maggi two-minute noodles in India, an officer at the Tamil Nadu food safety wing said that if larvae were found in one packet, it doesn't mean all other products are bad.