Needles found in airline food

The US airline Delta is working with the FBI and officials in the Netherlands to find out how sewing needles ended up in sandwiches that were served on several of its flights.

AP: Other flights warned about turkey sandwiches

Turkey sandwiches were the culprits, but not these ones Credit: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Sewing needles were found in at least five turkey sandwiches, according to the Associated Press.

Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur said that the airline immediately stopped serving the sandwiches when the problem came to light, and messages were sent out to other flights from Amsterdam.

Passengers were reportedly served pizza instead and the airline is serving more pre-packed food until the situation is resolved.

Delta caterer 'cooperating with investigators'

A spokeswoman from Gate Gourmet, the Dutch caterer used by Delta, has said that the company is cooperating fully with investigators. Christina Ulosevich added that "details of this matter must remain confidential".

Gate Gourmet is a subsidiary of Swiss-based gategroup Holding AG, one of the largest independent global providers of airline passenger products and services.

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Delta takes needle allegations 'extremely seriously'

A Delta Airlines Boeing 767 Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The airline Delta has released this statement in response to reports that sewing needles were found in its in-flight food: "Delta is taking this matter extremely seriously and is cooperating with local and federal authorities who are investigating the incident.

"Delta has taken immediate action with our in-flight caterer at Amsterdam to ensure the safety and quality of the food we provide onboard our aircraft."

Delta investigating needles in sandwiches

The US airline Delta is working with the FBI and officials in the Netherlands to find out how sewing needles entered in-flight meals.

The needles were found in sandwiches on four US-bound flights that left Amsterdam on Sunday.

Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly said in an email to Reuters that the sandwiches were prepared by the airline's Amsterdam caterer, Gate Gourmet.

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