A consumer court in Himachal Pradesh has fined the soft drink giant Pepsi of Rs. 100,000 against a complaint filed by a consumer five years ago. The complaint was lodged after the consumer found worms in a Pepsi Mirinda bottle.
The Himachal Pradesh Consumer Redressal Commission here Tuesday asked Pepsi to pay the amount that followed a complaint lodged in 2002 by a consumer in Dharamsala, 280 km from here.
The complainant had purchased the soft drink from the Cheap Chicken Corner store in Dharamsala town and found worms and insects in it.
The contents of the bottle were sent to a state laboratory for analysis in Kandhaghat, 35 km from here. The lab described the drink as highly dangerous to health. The consumer then went to court.