A man allegedly found a dead lizard in a food item served at the snacks major Haldiram's outlet in Mumbai, a Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) official said on Wednesday. 5/16/2019 Nagpur: Haldiram's outlet shut after dead lizard found in vada sambar.
"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 lizard in the food. They brought this to the notice of the outlet's supervisor, who later on threw it away," assistant commissioner of FDA (Nagpur) Milind Deshpande told PTI."They were later admitted to a private hospital and discharged on Wednesday," he added.
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 Haldiram's 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 Food Safety and Standards (Food business licences and Registration) regulations 2011. They have submitted a compliance report to us.