I just came home from a fast food restaurant. Took a bite of my burger then happen to look at the meat and it is still bloody red. I still have the burger.
Unless you have been physically harmed from that one bite, you have a case for a new burger.
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Pigs, Cows, Fish, and Chickens have bones, beaks, and feet. When animals are processed, particles, and sometimes pieces get mixed in.
Nuts have shells, fruit has pits, vegetables have stems, and pebbles are scooped up during harvesting.
Sometimes during food processing pieces of plastic, rubber, metal, or screws come loose and end up mixed in the food.
Rarely, employees' hair, fingernails, band-aids, and even lost body parts get mixed in.
Mold, e. Coli, Hepatitis, and/or other contamination may be present.
Rodent Poop and Insect Parts can be found in food -- and the FDA actually publishes what and how much is allowed to be present.
Occasionally, a mouse, spider, cockroach or cricket might wander into a pot of chili or whatever.
You need to be aware that this kind of stuff might be in ANY food product, and does not necessarily mean that anybody was negligent.
Expiration dates are the manufacturer's opinion of freshness, except for baby formula and possibly a few other items under the FDA. You should verify fresh dates prior to consumption. Look before you eat, and be careful when chewing and swallowing.
If you break a tooth, get cut, or get sick from consuming the product, get immediate medical attention, and retain what's left of the food and the packaging.
If your medical expenses are significant, consult with a Personal Injury attorney for evaluation and advice.
If your medical expenses are small, ask the vendor and/or the manufacturer to cover them.
Remember, almost choking to death, and "could have been severely injured" is almost grounds for a lawsuit.
If you have no medical expenses, but are just grossed out and inconvenienced, demand a full refund or replacement and free coupons. If you are determined to sue because "it's the principle of the thing", file a breach of contract lawsuit in small claims court for the price of the thing and bandaids plus your filing fee and process server cost.
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