Hyderabad: In yet another case of unhygienic food standards, a rat was found feeding on biscuits at Fiza Hotel at Bahardurpura. A Twitter user Mukesh Sugandh found this shocking scene at the hotel and filmed his experience on February 15.

He also shared the video on the micro-blogging site and tagged the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), TRS working president, minister KTR and Hyderabad city Police.

Speaking to Newsmeter, Sai Teja from Forum against Corruption said, “In cases like these, when one finds unhygienic food served by hotels, there is a complaint option available in My GHMC app or the GHMC website, where a user can lodge a complaint. The complaint will go to the concerned AMOH ( Assistant Medical Health officer ) belonging to the particular jurisdiction. One needs to file a minimum GHMC complaint so that the complaint ID will be generated and acknowledgement will given for tracking purpose. The concerned officer’s phone number will be provided through message, with which one can call the officer and check the status of the complaint. Further, upon inspection, GHMC Health Officers will penalize the establishment if they are foound guilty.”

The activist further added that “Consumers may also report to the Telangana State Consumer Information Centre in Errummanzil. According to FSSAI Rules Act and regulations, selling Food under unhygienic or unsanitary conditions, shall be liable to a penalty which may extend to one lakh rupees. Also sale of contaminated or unhygienic food is punishable under section 273 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).”

Earlier in January, a cockroach was found in a veg-roll in the canteen at INOX GVK One mall, Hyderabad. A man also found rats feeding on tomatoes at Ratnadeep super market on Botanical garden road on January 3.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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