Delta Airlines Sandwiches Found to Contain Needles
Delta Airlines has discovered sewing needles in some of their turkey sandwich meals, causing the company to substitute the sandwiches with pizza this weekend.
The sewing needles were found in sandwiches on Delta flights from Amsterdam to the United States, according to reports. The sandwiches, made in the Amsterdam kitchen of catering company Gate Gourmet, were served to business class passengers.
Reports indicate the needles were found on two flights to Atlanta and one to Seattle. At least one passenger has been injured, according to a Delta spokeswoman.
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The Transportation Security Administration said it is closely monitoring the situation. The agency said it immediately notified U.S. carriers with flights from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
The FBI has launched an investigation and it is unknown at this time how or why the needles ended up in the sandwiches. Six needles in all have been found; four of which were discovered by passengers.
“Delta is taking this matter extremely seriously and is cooperating with local and federal authorities who are investigating the incident. Delta has taken immediate action with our in-flight caterer at Amsterdam to ensure the safety and quality of the food we provide onboard our aircraft,” the airline said in a written statement.
Gate Gourmet is a Swiss-based catering company and the largest supplier of catering services for airlines. Company spokeswoman Christina Ulosevich said the company has gotten no reports of similar incidents on any of the other airlines it serves out of Amsterdam. She said the company did not yet know how the needles got into the sandwiches.
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