A Bacolod City resident is mulling charges against the management of a grocery store and the local distributor of a canned goods firm after he discovered what he claimed to look like a dead cockroach inside the can of luncheon meat he had purchased.
Alfredo Jimenez told the DAILY STAR yesterday that he bought the item from a grocery store at the Bacolod downtown area, at about 6:30 p.m. on May 31.
When he opened the can, Jimenez said, he found the alleged cockroach inside it.
He sent the sample of the luncheon meat to the Bureau of Food and Drugs for examination.
The DAILY STAR is withholding the names of the store and the product pending the filing of charges by Jimenez.
His lawyer Pacifico Maghari, already wrote the management of the grocery store and the local distributor of the product to explain why they should not be held liable, but both failed to reply, Jimenez said.
He said he does not intend to malign or destroy the reputation of the grocery store, nor of the food manufacturer, but he is just exercising his rights as a customer. *APN