New Delhi, Oct 13: In a bizarre incident, a live rat was found inside the sealed packet of bread at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi.
According to reports, the rodent jumped out of a sealed packet of Brown-Hi Fibre bread manufactured by M/s Bonn Nutrients.
Following the shocking incident, the AIIMS banned the bread maker for three years.
The bread packets were meant to be served to patients, admitted in the hospital.
If the bread packet containing the rat was left unnoticed, then it could have led to allergy, fever, diarrhoea, and even cause blood infection and meningitis, according to doctors.
The incident happened on July 27, 2015. AIIMS sent a showcause notice to the bread manufacturers on Sept 9 and on Sept 24, it issued a notice barring Bonn Nutrients for three years.
As per a report published in The Hindu, the notice says, "A live rat was found on 29.07.2015 in the sealed packet of Brown-Hi Fibre Bread Slice manufactured by M/s Bonn Nutrients Pvt. Ltd and the company has failed to submit satisfactory reply to the showcause notice dated 09.09.2015."
"The company has also failed in keeping 'Good Manufacturing Practice'. The quality wing of the company has failed in detecting such incident before the supplies are packed in cartons," the notice further said.
Besides, making bread, Bonn Nutrients also manufacture biscuits, cakes and cookies. Its food products are also sold outside India.