Waiter There's A Tongue Piercing In My Soup!
It seems that the diners in Cheyenne, Wyoming USA, have more than just hairs in their soup to contend with.
It is reported that a city health inspector has said there had been "several cases" of tongue rings, and other facial jewelry, found in the food in the city's restaurants.
This has caused a minor panic in the Governor's Food Safety Council, as such they have recommending banning facial jewelry for restaurant workers who prepare food.
This may be a culinary first!
Jon Cecil, of Cheyenne Health Department, reportedly told the Food Safety Council in January:
"We've had several cases of old ladies finding tongue rings and rings and whatnot in their food..We actually had a lady at one of our finer restaurants in town and ... she found a tongue ring."
Seemingly nose rings could transmit staph bacteria. However, the nose ring would have to sit in a plate of food for hours before a sufficient population of bacteria built up to spread the disease.
It may be more important to concentrate on the basics of hygiene, such as washing your hands regularly.