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'Dead lizard' found in food at Haldiram's, FDA cracks whip

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

A man allegedly found a dead in a item served at the snacks outlet here, a and Drugs Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday.

The incident took place at the outlet located at Ajani square on Tuesday morning. The picture of the dead found in 'vada sambar' went viral on the

"The man and a woman accompanying him, both from Wardha, had ordered vada sambar at the outlet. But while eating, the man found a dead in the They brought this to the notice of the outlet's supervisor, who later on threw it away," of FDA (Nagpur) Milind Deshpande told

"They were later admitted to a private hospital and discharged on Wednesday," he adsded.

The duo, however, neither spoke to media, not lodged a complaint in this regard.

"The FDA was informed about it in the evening, after which we immediately visited the the outlet and conducted an inspection. We found certain deficiencies in its kitchen. The windows of the kitchen need to be fitted with nets, which was missing," Deshpande said.

"The FDA has closed the outlet till they complete the compliance as per the and Standards (Food business licences and Registration) regulations 2011. They have submitted a compliance report to us. We will inspect the premises and if we find the steps taken are satifsactory, only then we will allow it to reopen," he added.

When contacted, a senior office-bearer of told that they doubted the veracity of consumers' claim.

"But we admitted them to nearby hospital. They were kept under observation for 24 hours and their medical reports were normal. They have been discharged today.

"We have submitted a compliance report to the FDA," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 22:26 IST