Needles inside sandwiches found on separate Delta Air Lines flights, now under investigation by FBI (Photo)By Angel Cuala on Jul 17, 2012 in Food, Travel, United States, Weird •
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now investigating cases on separate Delta Air Lines flights, where some passengers found sewing needles inside their sandwiches, as shown in the photo below. Two of them reportedly suffered minor injuries, but one of them declined medical treatment upon landing.
A sandwich with needle inside, which was among
those found on a Delta Air Lines flight
Image Credit: ABC News video
As reported by ABC News on Monday, July 16, 2012, Delta said that the contaminated sandwiches were turkey sandwiches, which were served to business class passengers, crew members, and government employees on board, who were flying from Amsterdam to the United States on Sunday.
According to the report, Delta noted that Gate Gourmet, a U.S. company operating in Amsterdam, prepared the contaminated sandwiches. All of them were immediately pulled out and were turned over to Customs and Border Patrol, while a through investigation is now under way.
“Delta is taking this matter extremely seriously and is cooperating with local and federal authorities who are investigating the incident.” Delta spokeswoman Kristin Bauer was quoted in a statement to ABC News, with the airline saying that the injured passengers were boarding the flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul.
“Delta has taken immediate action with our in-flight caterer at Amsterdam to ensure the safety and quality of the food we provide on board our aircraft.” Bauer added, with Gate Gourmet saying that they immediately launched a full investigation to determine the root cause, and treated the case as a criminal act.
ABC News said that a third sandwich with needle inside was discovered by a teenage passenger on board a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta, with federal reports noting that he is the son of the passenger who earlier found the needle during the Delta flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Meanwhile, CNN reported that a fourth needle was discovered by a federal air marshal, and that Ms. Baur confirmed that Delta is now serving sealed prepackaged food on the 18 flights from Amsterdam, instead of the sandwiches, and that no more needles were found afterwards.
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