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    Default Then they had some kind of emotional reaction and vomited.

    Updated: 11:06 a.m. ET March 24, 2005

    SAN FRANCISCO - A diner at a Wendy’s fast food restaurant in San Jose, California, found a human finger in a bowl of chili prepared by the chain, local officials said.

    “This individual apparently did take a spoonful, did have a finger in their mouth and then, you know, spit it out and recognized it,” said Ben Gale, director of the department of environmental health for Santa Clara County. “Then they had some kind of emotional reaction and vomited.”

    Local officials launched an investigation after the incident on Tuesday night and the medical examiner determined on Wednesday that the object was a human finger.
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    And i thought it was only KFC's food that was finger lickin good

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    You could say that Wendy's employees are so dedicated that they give a piece of themselves to the company every day!

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    Is that what they mean by "giving you the finger?"
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    Default Miss Manner's views on the proper etiquette in this matter

    Dear Miss Manners:
    Should one eat Wendy's Chili with the fingers?
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    Dear Perplexed:
    Eating Wendy's Chilii with the fingers is improper. The fingers should be eaten separately!
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    Does a string of very loud, four letterd words strung together count as an "emotional" response.

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    I'm trying to picture the supervisor overseeing the digit-removing incident at the processing plant where we must assume the finger was first lopped off. Did it occur to them that after the employee lost a finger that maybe they should look for it, and if they didn't find it, wouldn't they have been wise not to can up any tomato juice for a minute?

    Dang, that's icky. If it weren't reported by credible sources, it's got a snopes.com trip written all over it.
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    Default EEEwwwwwwwwww!

    Looks like it's true....


    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/chili.asp


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    Originally posted by Dalmation90
    “Then they had some kind of emotional reaction and vomited.”
    DO YA THINK?

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    Default Re: Miss Manner's views on the proper etiquette in this matter

    Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
    Dear Miss Manners:
    Should one eat Wendy's Chili with the fingers?
    signed, Perplexed.

    Dear Perplexed:
    Eating Wendy's Chilii with the fingers is improper. The fingers should be eaten separately!
    That is just wrong, Gonz!!! Wrong on so many levels...
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    Default Re: EEEwwwwwwwwww!

    Originally posted by Ladder8
    Looks like it's true....
    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/chili.asp
    I can just picture the line up for this:

    From the Snopes report-
    Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the finger formerly belonged to an employee of the San Jose Wendy's outlet:

    Employees at the Wendy's store were asked to show investigators their fingers after the Tuesday night incident.

    All employees' digits were accounted for, officials said, adding the well-cooked finger may have come from a food-processing plant that supplies the company.

    "All of our employees have ten digits," said Denny Lynch, a spokesman for Wendy's International Inc., based in Dublin, Ohio.
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    did anyone think about where the finger was just before it was chopped off?
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    Chili con Carnage?
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    Do you suppose they saw this?
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    thats nasty .....................but you guys are funny !
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    Default Re: Then they had some kind of emotional reaction and vomited.

    Originally posted by Dalmatian90
    Updated: 11:06 a.m. ET March 24, 2005

    “This individual apparently did take a spoonful, did have a finger in their mouth and then, you know, spit it out and recognized it,” said Ben Gale, director of the department of environmental health for Santa Clara County. “Then they had some kind of emotional reaction and vomited.”

    That was not an emotional reaction. Thats what happens when you put your fingers down the back of you throat

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    I heard this the other day...... Wonder if the finger was at least boneless??
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    Crunchy chili...no crackers needed!!!

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    What.....you never heard of the new digital campaign at Wendys?

    By ANDY RESNIK
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Sales have dropped sharply at Wendy's fast
    food restaurants in the area of northern California where a woman
    claimed she found part of a finger in a bowl of chili, a company
    spokesman said Friday.
    Franchise owners have informed the company's corporate
    headquarters in the Columbus suburb of Dublin that business is
    down, said Denny Lynch, spokesman for Wendy's International Inc. He
    said he could not release specific sales figures because Wendy's
    does not own those restaurants.
    "It is an isolated incident. However, it is dramatically
    affecting sales in that market," Lynch said.
    Authorities in San Jose, Calif., planned to search a fingerprint
    database on Friday to try to determine who lost the partial finger
    that a woman said was in the chili she was eating Tuesday night.
    Capt. Bob Dixon of the Santa Clara County coroner's office said
    he did not know when their fingerprint expert might have a match.
    "Nobody's claimed it yet," he said.
    Dixon said it was impossible to tell so far whether the finger
    was cooked along with the main batch of chili or was somehow
    dropped into the serving cup afterward.
    Anna Ayala, the 39-year old Las Vegas woman who bit into the
    finger, said she is still nauseous and sleepless over the incident.
    "That is very sick, sick, sick," Ayala told the San Jose
    Mercury News. "It's disgusting. You're playing with the human
    race."
    Ayala said she still flinches at the memory of the incident,
    which occurred when she stopped for a meal while preparing to drop
    off her in-laws after a trip to Mexico.
    "It's a taste I have never tasted in my whole life," she said.
    Peter Oakes, a restaurant analyst with Piper Jaffray & Co. in
    New York, said he doesn't expect Wendy's business to suffer long
    term. The hamburger chain serves about 6 million meals a day across
    the country and has a "national reputation for both quality and
    cleanliness," he said.
    "To me the yard stick here is whether the single incident
    prompts the consumer to lose confidence in the brand. It's
    understandable to see some kind of knee-jerk reaction," Oakes
    said.
    The financial markets were closed Friday. Wendy's shares rose 43
    cents, or 1.1 percent, on Thursday to close at $39.43 on the New
    York Stock Exchange. The shares have traded between $31.74 to
    $42.12 the past year.
    The county's environmental health department was seeking
    permission from state and federal food and drug regulators to
    contact Wendy's suppliers, which are located outside Santa Clara
    County.
    The chili ingredients will be traced back to their manufactures
    to determine whether the finger came from "a can of kidney beans
    or can of tomato sauce or something else," said director Ben Gale,
    who estimated it could take several weeks to hear back from all the
    companies.
    San Jose police have not been asked to investigate, spokesman
    Sgt. Nick Muyo said.
    Suppliers of Wendy's chili ingredients have not reported any
    finger-related incidents to the Occupational Safety and Health
    Administration, and all restaurant employees had all 10 of their
    fingers, Lynch said.
    Wendy's is confident the finger did not come from one of its
    suppliers because of product coding that allows the company to
    trace where a product comes from, the day it was produced, when it
    was shipped and when it arrived at the restaurant, Lynch said.
    "If an incident like this occurs, it's relatively easy to trace
    it back to its source," Lynch said. "And that's why we were able
    to verify in a short period of time that our suppliers had no
    accidents."
    However, he acknowledged the process was "not absolutely 100
    percent perfect."
    Matt Baun, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
    Food Safety and Inspection Service, said it was doubtful a person
    working at a federal beef producer would have lost the finger in an
    accident.
    "The production line would have stopped, there would have been
    immediate need for medical attention and the meat products would be
    destroyed and not used for food," he said.
    Health officials said the fingertip was about an inch-and-a-half
    long. They believe it belongs to a woman because of the long,
    manicured nail.
    The woman, who asked officials not to identify her, bit down on
    the finger before spitting it out, said Joy Alexiou, spokeswoman
    for the Santa Clara County Health Department.
    A Louisville, Ky., lawyer who has handled similar cases said he
    doesn't expect Wendy's image to take much of a hit.
    Bo Bolus, who has represented plaintiffs over foreign objects
    found in McDonald's food and defended insurance companies against
    those claims, said consumers tend to realize that incidents like
    the one at Wendy's are accidents.
    "I haven't found any big institutional problems in the
    fast-food chains," Bolus said. "I still go to McDonald's with my
    four boys."

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    I'm sorry but am I the only one who looks at my food when its on the spoon on the way to my mouth? lol...I mean come on a FINGER!! How could you miss that...
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