Australian man claims human tooth found in plane meal on flight from Wellington

A possible tooth found in a meal on a Singapore Airlines flight.
A possible tooth found in a meal on a Singapore Airlines flight. Photo credit: AAP; Supplied / Bradley Button

A man claims he received an unsavoury surprise at the bottom of his meal on a Singapore Airlines flight from Wellington to Melbourne on Tuesday.

Melbourne resident Bradley Button told AAP he "threw [his] guts up" after biting into an alleged human tooth at the bottom of a bowl of rice.

"For the rest of the flight I was not well, just the idea of having someone else's body part in my food is not nice," Mr Button said.

He was then told by a flight attendant that it wasn't a tooth at all.

"The flight attendant that attended to me was adamant that she needed to take it away for testing and was trying to tell me that it was a small rock, when it was without a shadow of a doubt a tooth," he said.

"Then I was given a $75 voucher that I could only use on duty free in Singapore Airlines flights."

The airline has since apologised to Mr Button and is investigating whether the object in his meal is in fact a tooth.

"We sincerely apologise to the customer for this negative experience and for the inconvenience this has caused," Singapore Airlines spokesperson Karl Schubert told Newshub.

"We are currently investigating this incident and have sent the object for analysis. Once the results of the analysis are known we will determine what the most appropriate course of action to take is. 

"We expect all of our meals to meet a consistently high standard and we are disappointed in this discovery."