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Dead Lizard Allegedly Found In Customer’s Food At Haldiram’s, Outlet Shut Down

| Published on May 17, 2019

A customer on Tuesday allegedly found a dead lizard in vada sambar which a customer ordered at the Nagpur outlet of restaurant chain Haldiram’s, PTI reported on Wednesday. As a result, the outlet has been shut after Food and Drugs Administration officials were informed on Tuesday evening, PTI reported.

The incident took place at the outlet located at Ajani square and pictures of the dead lizard found in the food item has already gone viral on the social media platforms.


“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.

“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,” Deshpande said.


After inquiry, the FDA officials found multiple deficiencies in the kitchen. “The windows of the kitchen need to be fitted with nets, which was missing,” he said. “They have submitted a compliance report to us. We will inspect the premises and if we find the steps taken are satisfactory, only then we will allow it to reopen.” the FDA officials added.

Talking about the incident, a senior office-bearer of Haldiram’s told PTI that they doubted the veracity of consumers’ claim.

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