Read this on rediff.com
Complainant Sudesh Sharma, a resident of Ujhani village, had purchased two bottles of Pepsi from a retail shop near Kashmere Gate in the Capital in year 2003.
He started suffering from severe dyspepsia and headache, followed by insomnia, after drinking from one of the bottles. His condition worsened over a period of time and he had to seek medical treatment.
Meanwhile, Sharma, on inspecting the bottle from which he had drunk, found dirt and other contaminants inside it.
Even worse, Sharma was shocked to find a condom inside the other Pepsi bottle, which was still sealed
Even more shocking was that Pepsi was let off with just Rs 1 lakh as fine…..
It shows total lack of care by the Pepsi for its consumers. For a company which can spend millions in roping in top stars for 30 second adverts, sponsor tournaments etc etc, it is absoultely bewildering that they dont care about the hygene ascpect… firstly there was the story of the lab reports which, has been completely hushed up….i dont think hardly anyone remembers it, and now this. A condom of all things….how insanely crazy it sounds.
At some level, I think that authorities in India are also to blame. I do not think that the Indian counterpart of something like the FDA in the US (wow! i dont even know what it is called!!!) are strong enough, vocal enough to protest against spurious goods, and I am pretty sure, corrupt enough to give the required permissions to products which are below the satisfactory requirements.
Still, surprisingly, I did not see this news on any news channel today.
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