Deep cleaning and pest control have been called in to a central Auckland Domino's Pizza store after a cockroach was found on one customer's pizza yesterday.
Peter Chao said he bought the pizza from Domino's on Mount Eden Rd on Saturday night and found that a cockroach that had been baked on one of the slices.
Chao said he had diarrhoea after eating the pizza and was worried there were others who had also been sold pizzas with cockroaches from the store.
"I am worried about what is happening at this place," he said.
A Domino's Pizza spokeswoman said it was sorry to hear about the customer's experience.
"Food safety is extremely important to us, and we follow rigorous standards including monthly professional pest inspections," the spokeswoman said.
"On review, we can confirm that this store was fully up-to-date with these inspections, with the last being conducted in late December 2021."
She said Domino's Mount Eden sends out hundreds of pizzas weekly and "to the best of our knowledge this is an isolated incident".
"Upon learning of this customer's experience, we contacted the customer directly and have organised a deep clean of the store, as well as for our pest control company to further inspect," the spokeswoman said.
"We will continue to investigate to ensure this doesn't happen again."
- by Lincoln Tan, NZ Herald