A disturbing incident unfolded in Hyderabad when Vishwa Aditya, a resident of Amberpet, ordered chicken biryani through Zomato and discovered a shocking addition in his meal—a dead lizard. Expressing dismay over the ordeal, Aditya raised concerns with the restaurant, citing a lack of satisfactory response, and took to social media to document and share the appalling discovery.
The disconcerting incident took place at Loni Bavarchi Hotel located at Hyderabad RTC Cross Road. Videos shared on social media platforms exhibited a plate of biryani accompanied by customary sides, but alarmingly, the presence of a deceased lizard amidst the dish was evident. The video, now circulating widely, prompted severe backlash and raised questions about food safety standards.
In response to the public uproar, Zomato acknowledged the issue and assured that they are actively investigating the matter. Their official statement read, “We have identified the issue and spoken to the customer. We take this very seriously and are working on appropriate next steps.”
The tweeted footage, posted on December 2, garnered substantial attention, amassing over 2.2 lakh views, with a growing number of individuals expressing their dismay and concern. Commentators voiced their apprehensions about food safety regulations, highlighting the gravity of such incidents and urging stricter measures to safeguard consumers.
Reactions varied from outrage to cautionary warnings, with individuals lamenting the compromised hygiene standards prevalent in certain eateries. Some expressed disillusionment with dining out, citing it as a risk to one’s well-being, while others conveyed shock and disbelief at the unsettling incident.
Instances like these, occurring even in established eateries, have spurred apprehensions about the hygiene practices in local eateries as well. The incident serves as a reminder of the criticality of stringent food safety protocols to prevent such distressing occurrences and ensure consumer well-being.
The episode has triggered widespread concern and demands for enhanced vigilance and accountability within the food industry, emphasizing the imperative need for consistent adherence to stringent hygiene norms to uphold consumer trust and safety.
Sources By Agencies