Teen finds finger in Arby's sandwich

Officials say employee cut off part of finger on meat slicer

POSTED: 07:36 AM PDT May 18, 2012    UPDATED: 07:36 AM PDT May 19, 2012 
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 A teen in Michigan may take issue with Arby's "good mood food" slogan after finding part of a finger in his sandwich.

Ryan Hart, 14, told the Jackson Citizen Patriot he was eating a roast beef sandwich when he bit into a piece he described as particularly rubbery. He spit out the item, which turned out to be part of a finger measuring about one-inch long and a quarter-inch thick.

"I was like, 'that gots to be a finger,'" Hart told the newspaper from his home Wednesday night. "I was about to puke. ... It was just nasty."

Health officials said a worker likely left her area after cutting her finger on a meat slicer, according to the Citizen Patriot. 

Other employees, allegedly unaware of their co-worker's injury, continued with their regular duties. Once informed of the incident, employees stopped food production and cleaned and sanitized the restaurant, John Gray, vice president of corporate communications and public relations for Atlanta-based Arby's Restaurant Group Inc., wrote in a statement.

Jamie Vail told the Citizen Patriot her son was feeling fine but was still "traumatized" by the incident. She has contacted an attorney.