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McDonald's Japan officials bow in apology for tooth, plastic found in fries, other meals

  • McDonald's Holdings Company Senior Vice President Takehiko Aoki, right,  and McDonald's Company Ltd. Senior Vice President Hidehito Hishinuma, center,  bow at the start of a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    McDonald's Holdings Company Senior Vice President Takehiko Aoki, right, and McDonald's Company Ltd. Senior Vice President Hidehito Hishinuma, center, bow at the start of a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, people eat at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo. McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, people eat at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo. McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks by a logo of McDonald's in front of its restaurant in Tokyo. McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks by a logo of McDonald's in front of its restaurant in Tokyo. McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan bowed deeply Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 to apologize for a human tooth, plastic pieces and other objects found in the burger chain's food, highlighting how consumers here are both loving and hating the popular fast-food eatery. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)  (The Associated Press)

McDonald's Corp. officials in Japan have bowed deeply to apologize for a human tooth and plastic pieces found in the burger chain's food.

They told reporters Wednesday the objects were found by customers, including a child whose mouth was injured by a piece of plastic in an ice cream sundae in December. The fragment had fallen into the dispenser while being assembled.

In another case, a customer who bought a Big Mac set in August last year found a tooth in the fries. McDonald's said none of its employees at the outlet or its suppliers had lost a tooth, and there were no signs the tooth had been fried.

It was still investigating how the tooth and plastic, in two other separate cases, entered its food.