A customer of popular food chain McDonald’s said she was left ‘paranoid’ after she noticed something sharp in one of her chicken nuggets.
Meghan Hughes had ordered nuggets and fries from the renowned food chain. However, she said that something digs into her gums as she chewed the fourth piece of chicken.
Meghan saw the thing and noticed that it was an off-white color object. She said it was around the size of a fingernail.
Meghan talked about the incident to a news source. The 24-year-old girl said, “I regularly order McDonald’s and I’ve never had any problems with their food before.
“I began eating and everything seemed fine with the food, but when I bit into probably my fourth chicken nugget the was a really sharp object in there.
“At first I thought it was a tough piece of chicken, but I couldn’t bite through it at all.
“It was really sharp and it hurt my gum, I had braces when I was younger so some of my back teeth had been taken out, so my gums are exposed there. I spat it out, when I looked at it I had no idea what it was.”
Meghan also said that she spoke to the delivery service soon after what happened. But, she was given a full refund and they assured her that they would send the feedback to the fast-food chain.
Megan went on, “I didn’t hear anything back, I just want to know what the object is, it’s incredibly sharp and it doesn’t break. I need peace of mind and reassurance over what it is.
“It left me feeling really paranoid and instantly I didn’t want to eat anything else, it put me right off the rest of my food.
“Luckily I didn’t swallow it but it’s worrying to think children who eat chicken nuggets could choke on this kind of thing.”
On the other hand, a spokesperson of McDonald’s also talked about the incident, “We are sorry to hear about this customer’s experience on this occasion. Food safety is of the utmost importance to us and we place great emphasis on quality control, following rigorous standards to avoid any imperfections. In this instance, there was an error in communication between our delivery partner and the restaurant team, so we were unfortunately unaware of the incident.
“Now that we are aware, we’d urge the customer in question to contact our Customer Services Team, who will be able to provide support in investigating this further.”