After finding rats in the kitchen, Mumbai’s renowned Bademiya restaurant was closed.
On Wednesday, September 13, the renowned Mumbai restaurant Bademiya, which is well-known for its kebabs, was forced to shut when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors discovered rats and cockroaches in the kitchen during a search. They conducted the search at their South Bombay location in response to many complaints about cleanliness.
The FDA also discovered that the restaurant had been operating its two locations (in Bandra and South Bombay) without the necessary licenses, according to a story in India Today. Despite being in business for 76 years, they were without a license from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
India Today cited an FDA officer as saying, “There is an ongoing FDA search and inspection across eateries in Mumbai. One of the hotels that has been searched is Bademiya. The surveillance team and our local officer came in this area (Bademiya) this afternoon and discovered a cloud kitchen providing meals for two of its neighboring branches. The restaurant was not given a license, and cleanliness problems have also been reported.
The proprietor of the restaurant responded that all relevant permits were in place, with the exception of one from the FSSAI, which was still being processed. The owner also stated a desire to fully assist the law enforcement. Additionally, they promised to be more cautious while providing clients sanitary meals.
This information was released only a few weeks after a dead rat was discovered in a customer’s meal at Mumbai’s Papa Pancho da Dhaba. The eatery, like Bademiya, was temporarily shuttered by the FDA, and the manager and chef were both detained by police, according to an Indian Express article.