A man is suing two companies after he claims that he found two dead geckos at the bottom of his Heineken beer.
George Toubbeh said he was doubled over in pain and began vomiting after drinking a ‘foul tasting’ beer at his home.
When his daughter peered inside the beer can, she allegedly discovered two small dead geckos lying at the bottom.
Toubbeh filed suit on Friday against beer manufacturer Heineken and Kroger Co., which owns the local store where he purchased the cans.
The man is suing for unspecified general damages, medical expenses, lost earnings and the cost of the lawsuit, its being reported .
Toubbeh said he had to go the emergency room and was prescribed Xanax and Zofran, which are sedative and nausea medications, the lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit filed stated: ‘When discovered, the geckos had not been decomposed at all and were likely alive when the beer was poured and sealed into the cans in the bottling and/or canning facility.’
Heineken has doubts over Toubbeh’s allegations and said it had investigated the incident and found there was no merit in his claim.
In a statement, the company said Heineken ‘holds the safety and integrity of the products we import to the highest standards.
‘We have investigated this isolated claim, and based on a number of factors, we confidently believe there is no merit to this claim.’ ‘
Toubbeh’s attorney said he had the beer can examined and the geckos evaluated by a zoologist, each independently.
He added: ‘We feel the action is meritorious and viable.’