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Medical officers are still attempting to remove from the stomach, the piece of blade that was swallowed with a chocolate by a Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) officer last Friday, sources said.

They said the victim was under observation at the National Hospital.

According to sources the victim was subjected to X- rays which revealed that the piece of blade was moving along his intestines. He was subjected to several other medical tests including an endoscopy. However the doctors have assured that he was out of danger.  

Meanwhile, the company which manufactured the chocolate slab in question is to be summoned by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) for an inquiry today.

CAA Chairman Rumy Marzook said it was decided to summon the company officials for an inquiry after the CAA employee who swallowed the piece of blade had lodged a complaint with the authority.

Meanwhile, Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando had requested the CAA to take stern action against those selling goods which are not suitable for consumption.

The victim was admitted to Hospital last Friday after he accidentally swallowed a piece of blade which was inside a chocolate slab he was consuming.

Sources from CAA said one part of the blade had remained inside his mouth while he had swallowed the other piece. The third piece had remained in the chocolate. (Yohan Perera)
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  • frank hilary Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:49 AM

    God bless the victim. Stern action should be taken against the culprit. It is very strange that this sort of thing had happened. It can even be sabotage by rival manufacturers. The matter should be fully investigated.

    Kumar Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:40 AM

    Consumers have the right to know the manufacturer of this product & we should not have any cover up

    Medusa Tuesday, 25 September 2012 01:37 AM

    Could be. I remember some years ago a tough municipal officer in Anuradhapura was gifted a bunch of bananas with pieces of sewing needles embedded in them. Lucky for him they were detected in time.

    ramkuumar Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:17 AM

    Thank God. This incident happened to CAA official. If it is to ordinary people, every thing will be covered by a blanket with the help of police and other officers including CAA.

    lee Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:21 AM

    Sickening company apart nowadays almost every doctor says to munch your food well before you swallow. It is going to be a life time lesson for the officer in concern and I hope he will get the message across to his children.

    D.P.Liyanage Tuesday, 25 September 2012 02:32 AM

    It may be reputed brand but this matter shall be severley dealt with.
    Normally well known companies produce chocolates in sri Lanka if they also neglect quality assurance what would be the talks with other produces in Sri lanka.

    P.D.Vidanage Tuesday, 25 September 2012 02:45 AM

    Who are the Manufacture this Metal chocolate, Why they cant publish the Name ?

    Nihal Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:52 AM

    the person who ate also should be blamed because of his careless,we have two hands with ten fingers he should have break the chocolate in to small parts and then consumed it,

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:48 AM

    Was the manufacturer trying a new marketing slogan: "Buy one chocolate and get one blade free"

    Petti Kadey Mudalali Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:50 AM

    The food prepared and served by self employed people seem to be safe and healthy than the food produced and served by BRANDED organisations who only concerned about the bottom line and not the waist line...

    ANTON Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:55 AM

    According to the latest judgements it should be the fault of blade manufacturer , why did he make unsafe blades ?

    CAA Officer Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:57 AM

    They forgot to mention "See inside for details".

    Nodrog Tuesday, 25 September 2012 06:58 AM

    Its highly possible that like the Malaka/Major affair the CA officer may be found guilty otherwise why won't the manufacturers name be published?

    Chami Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:03 AM

    Please reveal the related company name for others safety.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:13 AM

    Its a another funny. He is not small child. He not bite before eat. Every person consider the safety of any thing.

    Junior Citizen Wednesday, 26 September 2012 02:21 AM

    Every body is covering up the 'criminal' -Why dont they say who is responsible?

    Rajan Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:43 AM

    Looks like a cover up is underway.

    tilak Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:27 PM

    Publish the name of Manufacture, This is the duty of people media not the Mudalali media.

    navi Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:30 AM

    let the company bear all medical bills and a compansation for what was likely to happened (possible death) so the compensation should be as if he was dead

    shihab Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:37 AM

    why cant media cannot publish the brand of this products,this will save and protect other consumers and a lesson for that manufacturer.

    Ameer Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:44 AM

    Its funny that someone eating a chocolate didnt feel a blade in it....Its not like u swallow chocolates like tablets right!!..It looks like someone is trying to earn some money out of a lawsuit.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:44 AM

    4. scenarios.

    1. the officer wants to make a buck .. how on earth can he be NOT careful of what he puts inside his mouth... litte kids these days are smarter..
    2. One employee who had an issue inserted it ON PURPOSE. 3. A mistake that SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.
    4. An attempt by a rival manufacturer.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:45 AM

    while doing the endoscopy... run a magnet along the blood's pathways... damn an iron man in the making to confront all bad asses politicos....

    boomr Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:47 AM

    What a coincidence or a made up drama
    Consumer affairs officer who is supposed to be monitoring the quality of goods & not a member of genral public who consumed it.
    Or was it free bees they always consume by the cover of monitoring.

    Subbiah Tuesday, 25 September 2012 04:33 AM

    Medusa, you are correct. nowadays there are cut-throat competition in business.

    Thevy Wednesday, 26 September 2012 04:31 AM

    Exactly

    shifan Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:29 AM

    It seems to be a problem in the Quality control...however, any measures should be taken carefully without affecting the reputation of local industries....

    Not Creative Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:35 AM

    The said person could claim millions as compensation. It could also be a made up story

    PMAMMF HIRAZ Tuesday, 25 September 2012 08:42 AM

    it may come with baby blade also if they still delay

    sorry thamai Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:17 AM

    The end of the road for the Chocolate company...

    prasanna Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:24 AM

    i think it is mistake

    Warren Tuesday, 25 September 2012 05:32 AM

    is it me or does this sound a little dodgy.. It has the perfect evidence in the victims favor to sue the chocolate company and earn a buck, the evidence is too good to be true. The blades are available in all key points, inside the chocolate, inside his mouth and inside him. And isn't it ironic that this happened to a consumer affairs officer? I mean he practically takes care of stuff like this for a living. So he knows the repercussions to the company. I think this needs to be investigated further.


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