An Auckland man says he won't be able to eat pizza again after he discovered maggots in his Dominos pizza.
Reginald Thalari posted on Facebook on Wednesday a photo of the pizza covered in maggots.
"Hey guys Posting Regarding domino’s pizza that I bought from Avondale Store found it had maggots on pizza.f***ing Yuck," the post said. "Put me off now onwards probably won’t be able to eat pizza again."
However, Domino's Pizza denies the allegations.
A Domino's spokesperson told the NZ Herald it would be impossible for the maggots to come from their store.
"Once our pizzas are made fresh in-store, they are cooked in an oven that exceeds 250 degrees Celsius. They are then immediately boxed and delivered to the customer's door, or put in the hot box, which exceeds 80 degrees Celsius, until the customer arrives to pick them up," Dominos told the NZ Herald.
"Due to the effect of heat on flies and their offspring, it is extremely unlikely that this situation occurred pre-purchase. In fact, it would be impossible for eggs or maggots to survive the extreme temperatures of our ovens."
The NZ Herald reported that Thalari received a refund for the pizza.