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Finger Salad

“It was so gross,” says Cathleen Martin of Atascadero, Calif. She says when she dined with her family at an Applebee’s restaurant in Paso Robles, she found a bloody fingertip in her Chinese chicken salad — after she, her husband, and her child ate some of the salad. Plus, she’s pregnant. The family is suing. Unlike many of the adulterated restaurant food lawsuit stories you hear, Martin didn’t fake it: the chain confirms “an accident did occur in our kitchen” and notes they “are retraining our team members on our safety protocols.” (RC/San Luis Obispo Tribune) ...How much training does it take to drive home “don’t serve body parts in a salad”?
Original Publication Date: 07 February 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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