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Worms, bugs found in oats packet

Salem: Worms and bugs were reportedly found in a packet of oats purchased by a customer here on Tuesday, following which health officials have taken samples for analysis.

District Health and Safety Officer Dr Anuradha took samples from a retail store after the customer filed a complaint stating that he had found the worms and bugs in one of three packets he had purchased from there.

He also alleged that staff at the shop had abused him and tried to assault him when he showed it to them and asked them to give another pack.

Anuradha said the samples would be sent for chemical analysis. If tests are positive, action would be taken against the store, she said

Health department officials also took samples from various shops, she said.