A woman is suing McDonald’s claiming her burger’s wrapper was smeared with faeces.
Amanda Bordois, from New Jersey in the US, filed a claim in the Cumberland County Superior Court alleging she brought home McDonald’s burgers and fries from the restaurant for her family on January 13, the Vineland Daily Journal reported.
Ms Bordois claims she and her daughter started eating chips out of the bag and then took out a burger, but found the wrapper covered in a “brown substance”, which also went on the girl’s right hand.
They thought it might have been grease but then noticed it smelt “horrible” and they threw the food out feeling “nauseous, disgusted and sick” considering the chips they had eaten were in the same bag.
The family believes the substance on the wrapper was faeces.
Millville Police Department Officer Kevin Gandy wrote in his report he found what appeared to be faeces on the burger wrapper too.
But he claims after speaking with the manager of the McDonald’s in question that it’s not possible faeces ended up in the bag because he was wearing gloves when bagging the food and would have recognised it.
McDonald’s said in a statement to the paper it’s investigating the claim, but John Durante of JDKD Enterprises of Sewell, the owner and operator of the McDonald's, said Ms Bordois’s allegations are yet to be substantiated.
The McDonald’s in question also passed a health inspection on January 15, but an employee was noted not washing their hands before putting gloves on. However, this has since been corrected on site.
It’s not clear what compensation the Bordois family is seeking.
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