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Kellogg’s MD booked after finding dead lizard in Corn Flakes

BHOPAL: Police on Saturday registered a case against managing director (MD) of the world’s leading cereal maker, Kellogg’s India, after a dead lizard was allegedly found in one of its product, Corn Flakes, by a judge in Satna district.

Additional district judge in Satna district court, Shivakant Pandey lodged a complaint with the civil lines police station alleging that his domestic help and other family members got ill after consuming the ‘Corn Flakes’ of Kellogg’s India.

Case has been registered under Section 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 272 (Adulteration of food or drink intended for sale) and 273 (Sale of noxious food or drink) of IPC. Proprietor of the shop that sold the product has also been booked.

“We have sent samples for investigations. Dead lizard and the food sample have been sealed for examination,” Ashok Singh, station house officer (SHO) of civil lines police station. Further investigations are on in this regard.

Kellogg Company, with its global headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, is the world’s leading cereal company, and a major producer of convenience foods. It markets more than 1,500 products in over 180 countries all over the world. Trademark of Kellogg Company is used under licence by Kellogg India.

Company which entered India in 1995 has crossed Rs 500-crore sales mark after growing 31% last fiscal, said sources.