"I think I’ve found a tooth in a chicken nugget" - The Evesham Observer

"I think I’ve found a tooth in a chicken nugget"

Evesham Editorial 4th May, 2017 Updated: 5th May, 2017   0

A HORRIFIED Badsey dad has spoken of how his stomach turned after his 11-year-old daughter found what appears to be a tooth buried inside a McDonald’s chicken nugget.

Andy Salter took his family to the Four Pools Retail Park restaurant last Saturday (April 29) and were on the way home when his daughter Mollie made the shocking discovery inside a Happy Meal.

“I was driving home along the bypass when Mollie said she thought she had found a tooth in her chicken nugget,” Mr Salter told the Observer.

“I asked her if it was her own, and she checked, and she said no they are all there,” he said.

A shocked Mr Salter told his daughter to not eat anything from the meal and when the family returned home his wife Louise phoned the branch.

“They said if you bring it in we’ll give you a refund. I thought about it and said no, I’m going to phone the Food Standard’s Agency because I want to know if it is a tooth as something needs to be done about it,” Mr Salter added.

“It shouldn’t be in there in the first place. It turned my stomach.

“At the end of the day you don’t want your kids eating that. You don’t know where it’s come from, it could be anybody’s and you don’t know if they’ve got any diseases,” he added.

The fuming father rejected McDonald’s request return the offending item so it could be sent off for analysis and instead made contact with the Food Standards Agency, who are yet to respond to his message.

“They’d cover it up and never admit there was a tooth in there,” he said.

“I e-mailed the Food Standards Agency to get them to take it away and analyse it to tell me whether it is bone or a tooth.

“I don’t want anything in the way of compensation. I’m just hoping they’ll say yes, you’re right it is a tooth and it would be nice just to know.

“It’s just the fact that, if it is a tooth, something needs to be done about it because you shouldn’t be getting anything like that in the food at all.”

In response, a McDonald’s spokesperson said: “Food safety is our highest priority and we follow rigorous standards in order to avoid any imperfections in our food.

“After this was brought to our attention we asked that the object was returned to the restaurant, in order for us to investigate fully with our suppliers and restaurant team.

“This is yet to happen, but we hope to receive it soon allowing us to carry out all the necessary enquiries,” the spokesperson added.


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