Man Finds Bugs In Chicken Biryani Ordered From Swiggy; From Bone In Veg Biryani To Insects, Netizens Share Similar Instances

Netizens shared similar incidents about receiving contaminated food ordered online.

by Sanjana Shenoy
Man Finds Bugs In Chicken Biryani Ordered From Swiggy; From Bone In Veg Biryani To Insects, Netizens Share Similar Instances

As a passionate foodie, it breaks my heart to come across stories of insects, dead rats and even a human finger being found in dishes and packaged food products. In yet another similarly concerning incident, a person from Telangana stated that he found bugs in his chicken biryani ordered on Swiggy. Here’s how the brand responded.

Bugs Found In Chicken Biryani Ordered From Mehfil In Telangana  On Swiggy

An X user, Sai Teja took to the microblogging platform to share a concerning incident where he found bugs in his chicken biryani ordered on Swiggy. Tagging the handle of the Commissioner of Food Safety, Telangana (CSF), Sai stated that he found bugs in the chicken pieces of the biryani ordered from Mehfil restaurant in Kukatpally. Furthermore, he tagged Swiggy and stated that the food delivery aggregator responded to his grievances with just a ₹64 refund for a bill of ₹318. 


The picture shared shows bugs sitting on the chicken pieces. A close-up picture has the creepy crawlies feasting on the flesh. He also shared a snapshot of his chat with Swiggy customer care where he wasn’t given a full refund for the contamination of his food.

The X user also shared his order ID and urged Netizens to stop ordering from Mehfil Biryani’s Kukatpally outlet. Later, Sai shared an update revealing that Prasad from Swiggy called him and initiated a full refund. The customer care executive also directed the customer to file a complaint with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). He also shared a snapshot of his ticket number for the complaint with the FSSAI. 

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Netizens Share Pics & Similar Grievances

In no time, this post went viral garnering 663k views and over 418 comments. An X user shared a picture of a chicken bone found in a paneer biryani ordered from Mehfil restaurant’s Nizampet outlet. Another person demanded the permanent closure of this restaurant for serving unhygienic food that puts the health of its customers at risk. @vasanthkumarsh shared a picture of a cockroach found in his biryani. He sarcastically called it “extra protein” and expressed his sadness about not getting a refund.

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At a small cafe in Pune, I found a cockroach in my coffee. Well, the servers didn’t charge me for it. But they laughed it off and took it lightly. This attitude from restaurateurs and people working in the hospitality and food and beverage industries needs to change. Have you ever faced such horrific incidents of your food being contaminated?

Cover Image Courtesy: @Karlmarx__07/ X and Wikipedia

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