Suing the Chop’t salad chain, a woman claims she ‘was biting on a part of a human finger’ mixed in with her arugula.


    A woman claims there was a severed finger in her salad and is suing Chop’t over it. Business Insider/Eliza McKelvey
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    A lady alleging that she nibbled on a severed human finger in her salad is suing the Chop’t salad company.
    The lawsuit claims that an employee sliced off a piece of her left pointer finger and wrapped it in arugula.
    Following her April experience in the Mt. Kisco, NY, store, Allison Cozzi filed a complaint on Monday.
    A fast-casual salad company called Chop’t is being sued by a lady from Greenwich, Connecticut, who claims she ate a piece of an employee’s severed finger mixed in with her food.
    When Allison Cozzi went to the Chop’t restaurant in Mount Kisco, New York, on April 7, she claims that as she was eating her salad, she became aware that she was “chewing on a portion of a human finger” that had been mixed in.
    According to the lawsuit, which was submitted on Monday in a Westchester County court, the store manager earlier that day hacked off a portion of the complainant’s finger while chopping arugula and then fled to the hospital.
    The lawsuit claims that the tainted arugula was served to clients while still on the service line.
    In her lawsuit, Cozzi alleges that the restaurant was negligent and that her injuries included “severe and serious personal injuries, including cognitive impairment, traumatic stress and anxiety, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and neck and shoulder pain, as well as shock, panic attacks, migraine and the exacerbation of migraine.”
    The lawsuit states that the Westchester County Department of Health issued a citation to the eatery for violating the health code. According to the complaint and public records viewed by Business Insider, the Chop’t location was fined $900 in September for breaking a law requiring food establishments to operate in a way to “avoid imminent health hazards.”
    A message asking for feedback was left at the Mt. Kisco Chop’s location, but it wasn’t answered right away.
    Marc Reibman, Cozzi’s lawyer, declined to comment on her behalf.
    “She is not interested in anything that is going to increase the stress or anxiety that this has caused her,” he stated.
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