Nanaimo RCMP investigating food tampering incidents



Police are investigating multiple cases of pins being found in Grimm’s products in Nanaimo. (Grimm’s/Instagram)

Nanaimo RCMP is investigating three separate incidents of pins being found in Grimm’s products throughout Nanaimo. To date, no injuries have been reported, but police are concerned about possible future cases.

The public needs to be especially vigilant and inspect any meat products prior to consumption, and report the incident immediately to the RCMP, said Constable Gary O?Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP in a release.

According to the RCMP, a pin was first found in a pepperoni stick in December of 2017 after it was purchased from Costco but wasn’t reported until March of this year.

A pin was again found in a pepperoni stick in early February 2018 at The Real Canadian Superstore, and the last incident occurred in late March but was only reported in April. This time, a Fairway Market customer found a pin inside a Grimm’s Ukranian sausage.

RCMP say the pin being found is similar to ones used for sewing, and they believe that the products were tampered with while on display in stores. Currently, all retail locations affected including Grimm’s have been co-operating with police.

According to the RCMP, there have been no further cases since early April. But, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call the police.

More to come.


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