Needles found in six sandwiches on four Delta flights

Needles found in six sandwiches on four Delta flights
Needles found in six sandwiches on four Delta flights


Delta Airlines has launched an investigation after sewing needles were found in six turkey sandwiches on four different flights from Amsterdam to the US yesterday.

According to Delta spokeswoman, Kristin Baur, one passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured, but declined medical attention.

The other needles were found on two flights to Atlanta, and one to Seattle.

Baur said that security has been increased in its food preparation process, and the airline is sung more prepackaged food.

According to, the airline said: "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 on board our aircraft,."

The airline food in Amsterdam is prepared by Gate Gourmet, and the sandwiches in question were for business class passengers.

Gate Gourmet spokeswoman Christina Ulosevich said the company had 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.

According to the Huffington Post, Gate Gourmet issued a statement saying, "We take this matter very seriously, and we have launched our own full-scale investigation." It also said it was "heightening our already stringent safety and security procedures, to prevent any recurrence."

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