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‘Semi-conscious’ lizard found in ‘chole bhature’ at Chandigarh’s Sagar Ratna: Viral Video

By Shefali Kohli -- June 16, 2022 12:02 pm -- Updated:June 16, 2022 12:04 pm

Chandigarh, June 16: A lizard in a semi-conscious state was found in a meal served at the prominent Sagar Ratna outlet in Chandigarh’s Elante Mall. A video was shared by the victim which went viral all over the social media. Following the incident, a team of food and safety officials visited the Sagar Ratna outlet and collected samples from the meal.

According to the concerned authorities, the samples were sent to a food testing lab, and reports are expected in the next 15 days.

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While addressing the media, health department official said that, “Soon after receiving information, a team of food and safety officials visited the Sagar Ratna outlet and collected samples from the meal in which the lizard was found. The samples have been sent to a food testing lab and reports will arrive in next 15 days. Thereafter, action will be taken as per rules.”

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The victim has shared the video on his Twitter handle and claimed that the “lizard was found in semi-conscious state under the Bhatura”. “Had a very horrible experience on 14.6.22, at Sagar Ratan, food court, Elante Mall, Chandigarh. A live Lizard was found in semi-conscious state under the Bhatura. Complaint given to @DgpChdPolice they made sample seized by food health Dept. Chd. @KirronKherBJP,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, official statement has also been released by Elante spokesperson in which he said “hygiene and safety of patrons is of utmost importance” and necessary action will be taken to avoid such incidents.”

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“The hygiene and safety of patrons is of utmost importance and we will take all necessary steps to ensure incidents like these can be avoided and will assist the authorities in a thorough food safety audit in the food court,” the spokesperson added.

-PTC News

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