A British couple claim to have got a little more bite than they bargained for this week, after allegedly unearthing what appeared to be a human tooth in their Chinese takeaway. 38-year-old Dave Burrows and his girlfriend Stephanie McDonough were tucking into a pork curry from Newtown Cantonese Takeaway in Worcester when they made the grisly discovery. Needless to say, the find had an adverse effect on their appetite.
Initially, the couple believed that the unwelcome addition was a piece of bone. However, closer inspection confirmed their worst fears and prompted the pair to post a photo of their experience to Facebook, accompanied with the uncompromising caption:
“DO NOT USE NEWTOWN CHINESE WORCESTER!!! Trying to say it’s just gristle from the pork then said it could be from the onion, UHM ITS A F*****G TOOTH.”
In an interview with Worcester News, McDonough went into further detail on the experience, revealing:
“We thought it was a bone at first, but it’s definitely a tooth. We both checked it wasn’t any of ours.”
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“I phoned the restaurant later that night and [the manager] really tried to convince me it was gristle in the pork. She was having none of it. She was trying to come up with all different things that it could have been. It was a tooth.”
“It’s more a concern of how it got there. Was it spat in there or fell? I’m 90 per cent sure it’s a human tooth. It could have come from their food suppliers or wherever.”
In order to add credence to their case, the couple have reported the restaurant to the Food Standards Agency, and have frozen both the “tooth” and curry for closer inspection. Newtown Cantonese Takeaway itself is apparently unwilling to comment until health inspectors have conducted a thorough investigation. One thing’s for certain - the tooth will out.