A woman has posted a video to her Facebook page which appears to show a baby rat that has been cooked in a takeaway noodle dish.
Deyanira Cortes who lives in Columbus, Ohio, uploaded the video which shows her picking up the tiny ‘rodent corpse’ with a fork to give viewers a good view of the creature’s “little hand and face.”
She says that she bought the sickening dish from Yihi Japan in the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall in Columbus and has shared the video as a warning to others.
The video emerges in the same week that a Scottish woman complained of finding an entire chicken head in her takeaway.
Deyanira wrote: “Please don’t buy from Yihi Japan that’s inside the Polaris Mall.
“I bought a chicken teriyaki and got a rat foetus cooked in the food… it’s disgusting.
“Please share so no one buys from there, and we can avoid someone getting sick.”
“I bought a chicken teriyaki and got a rat foetus cooked in the food”
Environmental health inspectors swooped on the restaurant, and while they found no evidence of a rat infestation they did identify one or two other issues, including sewage back-up and evidence of cockroaches, and the establishment has been closed until these have been resolved.
Washington Prime Group, owners of Polaris Fashion Place, told Fox News that it has been working closely with the Columbus Public Health Department while the issue is being investigated. The owners added that they had been considering not renewing the lease with the restaurant.