Mumbai, India – Hotel chain Marriott India is considering banning all food products containing gluten-containing ingredients, including pizza, chicken and rice, from its hotels, the company said on Monday.
The move is being taken after complaints about the food products in recent months, the Marriott said in a statement.
“We believe that this is a significant step in the right direction to provide a safe environment for all guests,” the company added.
“Our guests are entitled to know the safety and nutritional value of their food.”
It comes as the world’s largest hotel chains are scrambling to crack down on food products they have been found to contain gluten.
Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Marriott had started to investigate its Indian hotel brands after an investigation found that a gluten free pizza had been served in its hotels.
In a statement, Marriott said it was reviewing its menu offerings and would share further details as soon as possible.
The company also said it would not tolerate any marketing activities that contain gluten or any products containing any ingredients derived from gluten.
The news comes just days after an Indian judge ordered the banning of gluten-based products in some restaurants.