Mumbai Eatery Bademiya Sealed By FDA For Hygiene Issues
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On Wednesday, September 13, iconic Mumbai eatery Bademiya was sealed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorities citing hygiene issues and expired licenses for both – their Colaba and Bandra branches. As per reports, officials from the FDA found cockroaches and rats in the restaurant’s kitchens after receiving multiple hygiene-related complaints from diners, about the South Bombay eatery. When the surprise check occurred, the FDA also discovered that both restaurants were operating with expired licenses, which need to be issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

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Delivery options on aggregator applications have also been discontinued as a result of the inspection. The 76-year old establishment, which started off as a hole-in-the-wall eatery, have submitted 10 samples for food safety analysis which include paneer, chicken marinated in masala, loose chilli powder and turmeric powder, curd, chicken biryani and chicken kebab. This incident comes in the wake of the FDA’s ongoing citywide inspections, after a customer claimed to find a dead rat in their food that was ordered from another Bandra-based eatery, Papa Pancho Da Dhaba.

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The 12-day long inspection cycle that covered 68 eateries had the FDA find discrepancies in 64 restaurants – including Darbar in Mahim and Hyperkitchen in Govandi. The owners of the establishment have promised to co-operate with the authorities and address all the complaints that have been coming up in the course of the investigation. They have also assured patrons to comply with the licensing issues and improve the quality of hygiene, since the eatery has also been a popular tourist hotspot for decades.