On Friday 20th January, 18-year-old Sky Juliett Samuel was arrested after a coworker's mother accused her of smearing customers cheeseburger with hr menstrual blood whilst she was working at Jack's, located in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
13 days earlier on January 7th, during the night shift, at approximately10:30 pm, in Jacks fast food restaurant Sky's coworker spotted Samuel smear saliva and menstrual blood on a cheeseburger before serving it.
An employee's mother who was told of the incident posted on Facebook of the contamination of the burger, which garnered attention from authorities.
Sky Juliett Samuel handed herself to the Columbus Police Department to face felony charges of intentionally serving contaminated food, she was released from Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after posting $5,000 bond
Police state that Samuel could be charged under the law which makes it illegal to “knowingly sell unwholesome bread or drink.” The crime holds a 1 to 5 years in prison.
The Sky was released from her employment from Jack's, fast-food chain, released a statement regarding the incident:
"Food safety is our top priority at Jack’s Family Restaurants. The company takes any claims of improper food handling very seriously. Recently, an audio tape recording was posted on social media claiming that an employee at a restaurant in Columbus potentially violated our stringent food handling standards. The employee allegedly involved in this incident was terminated several days ago for unrelated reasons and no longer works for the company. Upon learning of this alleged incident, Jack’s launched an internal investigation to determine if these claims are factual and if any procedures were violated. As part of this investigation, the company has reviewed several hours of restaurant surveillance footage and interviewed all employees working during the shift in question. Jack’s has also been in contact with local authorities and the Lowndes County Health Department, which conducted a restaurant inspection on Wednesday January 11th. The restaurant received an “A” rating. At this point, Jack’s internal investigation is ongoing and the company will do everything it can to assist authorities with their own investigation."