July 18 (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc said it was taking
new steps to ensure the safety of food it serves and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation said it began a criminal probe after
what appeared to be sewing needles were found in sandwiches on
four flights from Amsterdam to the United States.
The sandwiches were supplied by Gate Gourmet, Delta’s
caterer out of Amsterdam, the airline said.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the security around meal
production in Amsterdam has been increased,” Delta spokeswoman
Kristin Baur said on Tuesday. “We’re still taking this matter
Baur said the sandwiches, which are provided to business
travelers free of charge, have been replaced as menu items with
prepackaged pizza on flights from Amsterdam. Attention and
corrective action was primarily being focused on Amsterdam,
where all four flights on which the foreign objects were found
originated, she said.
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