A popular restaurant has been shut down after a pregnant woman found a dead rat in her soup.
The woman made the gruesome discovery while eating dinner with her husband at Xiabu Xiabu, a fastfood chain in eastern
But when the couple alerted staff to the dead rat, the pair claim employees offered them money to abort their baby, according to the
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‘If you are worried about the baby, then we’ll give you 20,000 yuan (US$3,000) to abort it,’ the woman’s husband, last name Ma, said.
Mr Ma said he was prepared to negotiate compensation after his wife had completed hospital check ups.
The Market Supervision Bureau of Kuiwen district confirmed a complaint had been filed regarding a rat being found in soup.
While there were no traces of rat detected during an inspection conducted after the complaint, it was discovered that some vegetable suppliers did not have the correct qualifications.
Stagnant water was also found in the restaurant’s food processing areas.
The restaurant has been shut down while its procedures are updated.
In a statement released following the incident, the restaurant chain said it has always placed great emphasis on food security and would make any necessary improvements.
A pregnant woman was horrified to find a dead rat in her soup while at dinner with her husband last week
Once they alerted staff at the eastern China branch, the pair were allegedly offered money to abort their baby