Human teeth found in meal served to refugees

It is not known whose mouth the two teeth – stained red with betel nut juice – came from or how they came to be in the meal

Human teeth found in meal served to refugees

World Bulletin / News Desk

Human teeth were found in a meal served to an asylum seeker in the Manus Island detention centre, according to a report in The Guardian.

Two human teeth were found in a meal which was served at lunchtime in the Oscar compound on Saturday.

The asylum seeker took a photo of the teeth and made a formal complaint to the detention centre managers.

“This is the food they give us, always like this, always disgusting,” another asylum seeker, not the complainant, told Guardian Australia. “They treat us like animals, worse than animals.”

Transfield Services in Sydney did not return repeated calls and emails from Guardian Australia.

But two Transfield staff on Manus Island separately confirmed to Guardian Australia the teeth had been found and a complaint lodged.

“We know about that,” one said. “People are talking about it.”

It’s not known from whose mouth the teeth came or how they came to be in the food. The teeth also were stained red with betel nut juice: the nut is widely chewed on the island, mixed with powdered lime and mustard stick. 

Several asylum seekers refused to eat lunch after the tooth was found. The the teeth being found Sunday follows a mass outbreaking food poisoning  that affected to 100 asylum seekers and refugees in the detention centre on Friday.

 

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