03/09/2018 6:05 PM IST | Updated 31/01/2019 4:24 PM IST

IKEA Apologises After Customer In Hyderabad Finds Caterpillar In Biriyani

The Swedish furniture retailer said it was investigating the matter.

Subrat Patnaik / Reuters
IKEA opened its first store in India less than a month ago.

IKEA has issued an apology to a customer in Hyderabad after he reported finding a caterpillar in his food at the store and posted a photograph of it on Twitter.

The Swedish furniture retailer opened its first store in India less than a month ago.

Abeed Mohammad posted the picture on Twitter on Friday and media reports said that the city's food safety officials conducted a raid at the company's store.

Officials from Hyderabad's civic body inspected the premises of IKEA and confiscated food samples, The Hindu newspaper reported over the weekend.

During the inspection, it was determined that the store was not complying with waste segregation norms and a fine of Rs 15,000 was issued, the report said.

IKEA said it had apologized to the customer.

"We are currently investigating the matter to understand what happened and take immediate action," an IKEA spokeswoman said.