Delta Airlines revealed yesterday that needles were found in 4 turkey sandwiches on separate flights from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to the United States.
According to the airline, 2 sewing needles were discovered by passengers and then 2 more were discovered later…one by a Federal Air Marshall.
‘The objects were discovered in food on planes as they were en route from Schiphol Airport to Minneapolis, Seattle, and on two flights to Atlanta, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur.’
One passenger was injured by one of the needles on a Delta flight heading to Minneapolis according to the Delta spokeswoman but the person declined treatment after landing.
Amsterdam food company Gate Gourmet made the sandwiches for Delta Airlines and has been in business since 1992.
“This is a terribly upsetting situation,” said Gate Gourmet spokeswoman Christina Ulosevich. “First and foremost is the safety of the traveling public. There’s nothing more important to us at all then the safety of the passengers and crews.”
Delta says they are now only serving sealed food packages to flyers and there have been no further incidents.
“Delta requires all its in-flight caterers to adhere to strict criteria in order to offer our customers the very best onboard meals,” Baur told CNN in a statement. “The safety and security of our passengers and crew is Delta’s number one priority.”
“TSA continues to closely monitor the review of the incidents as well as the security protocols being conducted by the air carrier and the airport authority,” spokesman David Castelveter said.
Gate Gourmet is investigating the incident but would not divulge whether they have taken any action against an employee:
“We don’t have any comment. It’s part of an active investigation.”
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