A woman lodged a police complaint against fast food chain McDonald’s after allegedly finding a lizard in her food at an outlet in Kolkata, police said on Friday.
Priyanka Moitra, a resident of Kolkata, visited the outlet on Eastern Metropolitan bypass with her daughter and ordered French fries only to find the lizard in her snack, deep fried at that.
“Moitra lodged a complaint on February 28 as she and her daughter allegedly found a dead lizard in their packet of French fries at the MacDonald’s outlet in an E.M. bypass-based shopping mall here. She also gave a picture of the contaminated food item,” an officer from Phoolbagan police station said.
The woman, who is pregnant, fell ill at the sight of the lizard and also became concerned about the health of her daughter who accompanied her, police added.
The American fast-food giant responded to the complaint, saying it would look into the matter.
“(We are) taking (the) situation seriously; launched a thorough investigation immediately upon being aware of complaint,” McDonald’s said, according to ANI.