ALBERTA: Food tampering case investigated
The City of Calgary
The Calgary Police Service is investigating three incidents of food tampering at Sobeys locations in the south end of the city.
At approximately 8:15 p.m., on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, police were called to the Sobeys at 150 Millrise Blvd. S.W., for reports of a metal item being found in an avocado. The victim in this case did not see the item until she cut into the avocado. The produce had been purchased at the location on the previous Saturday.
While at the Millrise Sobeys, investigators were informed by staff of two additional incidents at other Sobeys locations over the weekend.
In one incident, a customer bit into a Kaiser bun and discovered a metal item. The product was purchased at the McKenzie Towne Sobeys, 20 McKenzie Towne Ave. S.E., on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
The second involved a customer who also found a metal item inside a Kaiser bun. This product was purchased at the Cranston Sobeys, 356 Cranston Road S.E.
District 8 detectives are now investigating all three food tampering incidents.
Until further information comes to light, and given this is the second such incident of food tampering, the Calgary Police Service urges all customers to thoroughly inspect food purchased from any and all grocery stores to ensure their food is safe and tamper free.
Police are asking anyone with information about any of these cases to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or you can submit your tip online at