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McDonald’s Japan Probes Tooth in Fries, Cargill Nuggets

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McDonald’s Corp.’s Japan business said today a human tooth was found in fries, and plastics in chicken nuggets and sundae, in a series of food-safety issues that happened in the past six months.

The affected nuggets, supplied by Cargill Inc.’s Thai unit, were sold at two outlets in Japan, including one in Tokyo, according to spokesman Takashi Hasegawa. The fast-food chain is seeking new nugget suppliers including in Brazil, Hidehito Hishinuma, a director at the company, said at a briefing held in Tokyo today.