A passenger has found a needle buried in a catered sandwich on an Air Canada flight.
The caterers, who were not identified, were contacted immediately after what appeared to be a sewing needle was found in food on a flight from Victoria, British Columbia to Toronto.
Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for Air Canada, said today that the airline is ‘working closely with our caterers to ensure heightened security measures have been put in place’.
The needle was found in the sandwich on Monday. Mr Fitzpatrick said a police investigation was under way and they have not received any reports of similar incidents.
Last month, the world’s largest airline food caterer was subject to an FBI investigation after needles found their way into turkey sandwiches on four international flights.
Gate Gourmet, which provides meals for more than 20 airlines, distributed the sandwiches that contained what looked like small sewing needles.
The needles were discovered in six sandwiches on four U.S.-bound Delta Airlines planes that departed Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport for Minneapolis, Seattle and Atlanta.
Passengers discovered four of them.
James Tonges, who was flying business class from Amsterdam to Minneapolis on July 15 was stabbed in the mouth by the undiscovered needle.
Mr Tonges, who began taking newly-approved anti-HIV drug Truvada after the terrifying incident, said he feared the needle could be part of a terrorist plot.
Kristin Baur, a spokesman for Delta, said last month that the airline had boosted security for its meal production and was using more pre-packaged food while the probe continues.