Millipede in ‘Parippuvada’; 5 coffee booths on Guruvayur temple premises evacuated
Guruvayur: After a millipede (Theratta in malayalam) was found inside a Parippuvada (a vegetarian snack), Guruvayur Devaswom cancelled the contract of five coffee booths functioning on the temple premises. Also the shops were instantly evacuated. The Devaswom Administrative Committee meeting convened on Wednesday decided to cancel the contract of the shops. The security personnel evacuated the shops under the leadership of Devaswom health wing officials in the evening.
Vandoor native Ratheesh found a millipede in the Parippuvada he bought on Sunday. He lodged a complaint with the police immediately and the municipality health department officials sealed the shop. But four other coffee booths were still functioning. The shops were sealed soon after the Devaswom administrative committee meeting decided to cancel the contract.
There were snacks left in the shop, but the security officials asked the shopkeepers to remove everything and vacate the shop. The coffee booth owners said that the snacks were brought from a shop in Kechery. Following this, the food safety officers conducted an inspection at the shop in Kechery.
All the five coffee booths on the temple premises are run by private persons on contract. They have not obtained any license from the municipality but the Devaswom has taken license from the food safety department. But the contractors are liable to take license from the municipality. So, the municipality authorities levied fine for running the shop without license and selling inedible snacks.