Arrest made in Maple Leaf syringe case
A 51-year old employee in an Ontario processing plant has been arrested for a
possible food tampering incident last autumn, involving hypodermic syringes
without needles found in or near meat products.
The incidents in the Maple Leaf plant resulted in a recall of smoked and
sliced ham and turkey products.
The three syringes discovered may
have been used for veterinary purposes.
In a statement, Maple Leaf
said that it was 'pleased' with police attention to the matter and support from
other employees in the investigation.
The man has been charged with
criminal negligence. He will be expected in court by the date of March
Related news items:
â€¢ Finding of syringes leads to meat recalls (10 Nov
Related web site:
â€¢ Maple Leaf Foods
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