OKC Woman Says McDonald's Cookie Contained Shards Of Plastic

Friday, September 28th 2012, 10:58 pm

By: News 9

Some scary moments at a Norman fast food restaurant for a mother of five when she says she bit down on a McDonald's cookie and found a sharp object inside.

Imagine, a mother of five stops by McDonald's to get her kids a treat. But when she bit into a cookie she started spitting out blood. That's exactly what she says happened.

"Grab myself a cookie and popped it in my mouth and started chewing and when I did my tongue was cut and it was cut and bleeding," said Katherine Ashowo. "I started spitting the cookie into my hands and when I did, I still didn't have anything that would have cut it. So I'm confused looking for it, but I knew it was something sharp. So I reached my hand around in my jaw and it was a piece of glass."

Ashowo pulled out a tiny piece of clear, hard plastic. It slit her tongue open and she panicked.

"That's scary for kids, it's really scary," said Ashowo. "I was just so freaked out about it. So I parked the car went back into McDonald's."

Ashowo explained the whole story to the managers right then and there. The next morning she got a response from the store.

"He said that they have found these shards of glass in multiple cookies that were in their store to be sold," Ashowo said.

Ashowo took the kids to the doctors to get checked out. Luckily everyone seems to be healthy. Cut this mom can't stop thinking of the "what ifs".

"Thank God it just cut my tongue. It could have been in my gums. It could have required surgery to remove it. It makes you very cautious of trusting fast food."

Ashowo and her kids say they'll think twice now before eating anything they don't make in their own home. She says all she wants is an apology from McDonald's, but so far she hasn't heard anything.

McDonald's issued the following statement to News 9:

Nothing is more important to me than the safety and well-being of our customers.  I want to assure our customers that our restaurant has among the most stringent food safety and quality standards and I caution anyone from reaching a conclusion without the facts.  We take this matter seriously and a thorough investigation is being conducted.

 Mike Ray

Director of Operations


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