Pune: Revelation in finger-part-in-ice-cream case

Pune: A Pune connection has been revealed in the case, in which a doctor in Mumbai found a finger part in an ice cream cone of the Yummo brand that he bought in Malad recently.

The police were investigating the matter.

A DNA test of the finger part has been done. The factory where the ice cream was made has been sealed after cancelling its licence by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

The police provide details

During the investigation, it was found that the finger part belonged to a worker from the factory and was cut while he was working. The police detained the employee and conducted his DNA test to ascertain that the finger part was that of him. A report has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

The Pune connection

The finger part was found in the Yummo ice cream in Mumbai on June 13. The wrapper on the cone had the address of Laxmi Ice Cream Pvt Ltd, Ghaziabad, UP. It is located in the Tronica City Industrial Area.

Speaking to a news channel, its director Yadeshwar Pal said, “We supply ice cream to many companies, including Yummo, across the country. But our company is not involved in the incident in Mumbai.”

He added, “The wrapper of the company is ubiquitous. It displays names of all manufacturers supplying ice cream to the company. A batch code of the actual manufacturing plant is also displayed on it, which reveals where it is produced. The cone in Mumbai has the batch code on its wrapper. It was made in a plant of the ‘Fortune’ company. Fortune and Laxmi are third party firms.”

Company officials booked

The young doctor who bought the ice cream cone rushed to the Malad Police Station and lodged a complaint. Yummo ice cream officials have been booked under sections 272 (adulterating a product), 273 (sale of dangerous food and drinks) and 336 (endangering lives of others).

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