Investigators in the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate a possible food tampering incident that was reported on Sunday evening in Halifax.
At 8:15 p.m. on November 27, Halifax Regional Police received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax. The potatoes had been peeled and cooked, nothing was noticed at this time, but a needle was observed near leftover cooked potatoes on the plate which also contained other food. No one was injured.
Following further investigation by the General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section, it cannot be determined where the needle originated. Police cannot confirm that the needle was ever embedded in any food item. Police will continue to monitor the situation to see if there are any other similar incidents reported.
Police encourage citizens to be vigilant in checking all food products and to report any incidents of potential food tampering to police by calling 902-490-5016 or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by their Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release