17 Jul 2012

Sewing needles in food on 4 flights to US

6:47 pm on 17 July 2012

Delta Air Lines says it is working with United States federal authorities after what appeared to be sewing needles were found in food on four US-bound flights that left from Amsterdam last weekend.

The needles were found in sandwiches made by the airline's Amsterdam caterer, Gate Gourmet.

One person on a flight to Minneapolis was injured but declined medical treatment.

Both the FBI and Dutch officials are investigating.

A spokesperson for the catering group says it is co-operating fully with investigators.