A popular restaurant in eastern China was closed for an investigation by health officials after a pregnant woman says she found a dead rat in her soup.
The woman and her husband were eating at the popular chain Xiabu Xiabu Thursday night when she discovered the dead rat. Her husband alerted restaurant staff to the situation. He alleges that restaurant staff offered the couple cash for an abortion if they were worried about the health of the baby after eating the rat soup. He and his wife went to the hospital where she had a checkup and there appeard to be no problems.
Health officials investigated the restaurant and found no traces of rats, but shut down the location for other violations, including pooled water in the food processing areas and using produce suppliers without full qualifications.