Mac & cheese pill identified as acetaminophen

Police say the pill found by a girl in her macaroni and cheese meal from Burger King was acetaminophen. The Burger King restaurant on West Merrick Road in Valley Stream has since pulled macaroni and

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2009, 3:46 PM

Updated 5,563 days ago

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Police say the pill found by a girl in her macaroni and cheese meal from Burger King was acetaminophen.
The Burger King restaurant on West Merrick Road in Valley Stream has since pulled macaroni and cheese off its menu following the alleged incident. Family members say the 6-year-old girl said her food was disgusting Thursday, prompting her mother to take a look. The mother says she then found what looked like part of a pill in the bottom of the bowl.
The girl was taken to the hospital for observation.
Local Burger King patrons say they want some answers about the incident.
"That's my favorite mac and cheese, I eat it a lot," says Jermaine Hope, of Valley Stream. " But I don't think I'm going to eat it anymore."
Burger King released a statement, saying it is "is aware of this situation and investigating the matter."
The girl was released from the hospital and is expected to be fine.


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