Over the past few months, Nanaimo RCMP have received several reports of Grimm’s brand packaged food products containing sewing pins.
In three separate incidents, these pins were found in packaged meat products, and investigators believe they were tampered with at each retail location.
The first case occurred in December 2017 (but went unreported until March 2018), when a pin was found inside pepperoni sticks bought at Costco.
The second incident was reported in early February 2018, and also involved pepperoni sticks this time purchased at The Real Canadian Superstore.
The latest case was a pin found inside Ukrainian sausage bought at Fairway Market in late March. It was reported to the police in early April.
Luckily no injuries have been reported and there have been no new cases since then.
“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, Nanaimo RCMP.
If you have any information about these tamperings, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or report what you know anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.