IPOH: A photo of a maggot found in a plate of rice in a famous nasi kandar here is going viral over social media.
A customer in his 40s from Selangor claimed he had gone to the restaurant on Wednesday during lunch, and while he was having his food, he found the maggot inside.
The man lodged a police report at the Pekan Baru station, claiming that feedback from the staff was not satisfactory.
However, a counter report was also lodged at the Ipoh District police station, claiming there were people spoiling the reputation of the well-known outlet.
State Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said food safety and cleanliness has always been the priority with the department conducting many spot checks.
He said action had also been taken against premises that failed to adhere to the standards.
“In this case, I will immediately ask the department to send a team to check on the outlet, and carry out investigations,” he said.
When met at the outlet it’s owner said that this was not the first time people were making allegations against the food served at the outlet.
He said since many people from Perak and other states visited the outlet often, plus politicians and other VIPs coming to the shop, there could be certain parties who were jealous.
“I think this is the third or fourth time, people have made viral statements which are not true.
“I will not hesitate to take court action against anyone who continue to make such allegations,” he said.
He claimed that the Ipoh City Council’s health inspectors had checked the outlet on Thursday morning, and found nothing wrong with the eatery.