A Chicago man recently filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s to recover damages incurred after he allegedly bit into a chicken nugget which contained shards of bone. Lawsuits over objects in food which are not supposed to be there are common, so no surprise there. The interesting part is that the man has reportedly joined a cause of action for failure to test the chicken nugget:
The suit contends that McDonald’s employees failed to inspect and test the Chicken McNugget in question for bone fragments prior to serving it to Anderson.
This is where he is going to lose those initially sympathetic to his cause. How does one test a chicken nugget for bone shards before serving it to the customer? Is McDonald’s supposed to use the x-ray machine that TSA uses at the airport? Is there a chicken nugget bone shard test kit that we don’t know about?
On a personal note, I know that I have been using this purported duty to test for a while now to trick my daughter. I make her a sandwich, then tell her that I need to take a bite first to make sure it’s not poisoned. It works every time, probably because she is three. I’ve been concerned that any day now she’s going to detect the ruse and I won’t be able to perpetrate the scheme any longer. However, if this suit goes anywhere, I may be forced to continue to take a test bite of every sandwich before serving it . . . for liability reasons . . . .