Hyderabad: Expired Cashews, Bread Crumbs & More Found In Madhapur Restaurants; Food Safety Dept Discards All

The Telangana Food Safety Department inspected 2 restaurants in Madhapur on June 14.

by Shreya Ghosh
Hyderabad: Expired Cashews, Bread Crumbs & More Found In Madhapur Restaurants; Food Safety Dept Discards All

The Food Safety Department of different states regularly raids restaurants and cafes to find out if all the outlets follow necessary protocols. Recently, the Food Safety Department of Telangana inspected two places in the Madhapur area in Hyderabad. Let’s take a look at everything they discovered during these raids.

The Officials Raided The Chocolate Room In Madhapur Area

A task force team conducted an inspection at The Chocolate Room in Hyderabad’s Madhapur area. The officials raided this famous place on Friday. From crepes to small bites to desserts, the store has always been quite famous among foodies for the variety of dishes and sweet delights served. However, customers’ love for this place has diverted after the recent raid and discoveries.

The food safety department officials found several expired ingredients and food items. While looking throughout the establishment, they saw expired cashews, chicken breast strips, cinnamon powder, icing sugar, mocktail syrup, and rosemary leaves. They discarded all these right on the spot. The Chocolate Room also stored unlabelled tasty beans and Thai curry sauce. The team took all these away.

There were no records of pest controls or medical fitness certificates for food handlers with FBO. The staff did not show The Chocolate Room’s licence copy. Instead, they presented a receipt of the licence.

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Next, The Food Safety Department Raided La Pino’s Pizza

On the same day, the Telangana food safety department officials inspected the famous La Pino’s Pizza in Madhapur in Hyderabad. This pizza chain is loved by crores of foodies nationwide. Though each outlet welcomes an impressive number of customers daily, it looks like not every store focuses on maintaining hygiene while preparing pizzas and serving good-quality food.

The inspection team discarded expired African Piri Piri dressing, panko bread crumbs, and refined vegetable fat mix. During the raid, they also found semi-prepared chicken seekh kebab, chicken salami, paneer, pasta, and smoked chicken and threw away all these food items. There were no medical fitness certificates of the food handlers with FBO.

Also read: Telangana Govt Enforces Ban On Gutka, Pan Masala With Tobacco & Nicotine For A Year; Here’s Why

These are the updates of the Telangana Food Safety Department’s recent inspections at The Chocolate Room and La Pino’s Pizza in Hyderabad’s Madhapur area.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Commissioner of Food Safety, Telangana (@cfs_telangana)

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