Connecticut Woman Sues ‘Chopt’ Over Allegedly Finding Manager’s Finger Piece in Salad

A startling incident has emerged from a Chopt location in Mount Kisco, New York, as Allison Cozzi from Greenwich, Connecticut, has filed a lawsuit against the fast-casual chain after purportedly discovering a piece of a manager’s finger in her salad. Cozzi detailed in her complaint that while consuming the salad purchased on April 7, 2023, she realized she was chewing on a portion of a human finger inadvertently mixed into the dish.

According to legal documents, the distressing situation unfolded after a manager accidentally severed a piece of her left pointer finger while chopping arugula. Although the manager sought medical attention, the contaminated arugula was still served to customers, leading to an investigation by the Westchester County Department of Health. Consequently, the restaurant incurred a fine of $900 as a result of the incident.

As outlined in the lawsuit, Cozzi claimed to have suffered various injuries, including shock, panic attacks, migraines, cognitive impairment, nausea, dizziness, and neck and shoulder pain, stemming from ingesting the contaminated salad. Attorney Reibman, representing Cozzi, emphasized her client’s reluctance to specify the monetary damages sought, citing New York Law requirements. The attorney highlighted the need for adequate compensation, asserting that the failure to oversee food preparation and service, in a manner ensuring public safety, warrants substantial reparation.

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