An Air Canada passenger was served a sandwich with a needle inside on a flight to Toronto. The dangerous discovery comes just two weeks after the FBI launched a probe into needles found in sandwiches on four Delta Air Lines flights.
Peter Fitzpatrick, an Air Canada spokesman, confirmed to the Toronto Star that a prepackaged sandwich on a Monday night flight from Victoria, B.C., contained what appeared to be a sewing needle.
“Safety is always our top priority so we are taking this matter very seriously,” he told the paper. “We immediately contacted the caterers that provision our flights, and a full investigation is underway.”
Fitzpatrick did not name the catering company, but said Air Canada is cooperating with cops on the case and no similar incidents had been reported on its other flights.
On July 15, passengers found sewing needles in five sandwiches from caterer Gate Gourmet on four flights from Amsterdam to the U.S. One woman was injured, and the FBI opened a criminal investigation.
Gate Gourmet’s parent company acquired caterer Cara Airline Solutions in 2010. Cara served Air Canada at the time, but does not anymore, a Cara spokeswoman told the Daily News.