New Delhi, July 25: The last thing you expect to see in a bowl of a seemingly healthy, nutritious salad is, something slimy moving around amongst the olives and the lettuce. Disgusting, isn’t it? Well this is exactly what Delhi based journalist Aishwarya Sati found in her salad that she ordered from a Subway outlet in Cochin, Kerala. Also Read - Kerala Sets up 'Sanitiser Booths' at Schools For Safety of Students as Classes Resume
The popular American food chain, that has restaurants the world over, is famous for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian subs and salads with fresh veggies and delicious sauces. The food chain is unique and it’s cleanliness and freshness standards are supposed to be high since all the food served to costumers is made right in front of them. However, this incident reveals an entirely new story. Also Read: Yuck! Cockroaches found in meal served by IRCTC Pantry in NDLS Duronto Express train Also Read - Poll Dates Announced For 5 Assemblies, Mamata Questions EC | All Major Election Developments in 10 Points
Sati and her colleague Neha went for dinner at 10pm on Thursday night to the Subway outlet opposite Malyala Manorama headquarters. In a statement to Hindustan Times, Sati said that they both ordered salads, and after 5-6 bites she “saw a live worm crawling on a piece of lettuce”. They then took a video of the worm wherein it can be seen crawling on the white plastic fork in the salad (see image). Also Read: Tropicana Mixed Fruit juice contains fungus! Consumer posts disgusting pictures on Facebook Also Read - Travel Guidelines For Delhi: Tourists Arriving From These States Need to Furnish a Negative COVID-19 Report
Sati brought the creepy crawly creature in her salad to the notice of the outlet manager, who, afraid that the two journalists would complain to higher authorities, duly compensated them for their meals. However, when Subway’s office in Delhi was contacted, they responded to HT as follows,”We are right now trying to ascertain the veracity of the said video as, till this moment, no complaint has officially been received by us in this regard.”
“We decided to take photographs but because they weren’t clear enough, we decided to shoot a video instead,” Sati told HT. The video was then posted on social networking sites by Neha and Aishwarya, tagging Subway India with a hashtag.