After a restaurant employee accidentally mixed a highly toxic cleaning agent into a batch of sweet tea, a Utah woman is in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital’s burn unit, according to FOX DFW. 67-year-old Jan Harding poured herself a glass of sweet tea at Dickey’s Barbecue restaurant while dining with her husband after they attended church. She took one sip of the tea and spit it out, telling her husband she believed that there was acid in the drink. An investigation revealed that she was correct; an employee mistook a powerful powder-cleaning agent used for deep fryers for sugar, and used it in the restaurant’s tea. Harding has been in the hospital since Sunday, but her condition has not improved. Her family has obtained a lawyer, and may pursue legal action after the police finish their investigation.
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