Air Canada is investigating reports that a sewing needle was found inside a sandwich on their planes. The flight the needle was found on was traveling between Victoria and Toronto in Canada. An unlucky passenger had received the sandwich as part of a meal and discovered it inside. He immediately reported it to the stewardesses and is reported as uninjured.
Air Canada is investigating the matter with the catering company. The food was supplied by the catering company and is not individually inspected by Air Canada. The airline is in the process of heightening security measures in an attempt to stop further potential instances of needles in sandwiches.
An Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick has said that the airline is working closely with police and there have been no other incidents reported yet.
This needle in sandwiches controversy comes after Delta Air Lines found fives needles in four different flights. In that case, one person was injured and is being treated with an HIV preventative medication for the possibility of infection.
The catering company that supplied the sandwiches in these two different cases were different. There are no links or suspects as of yet. We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.