December 11, 2016 10:29 am
Updated: December 11, 2016 1:44 pm

Police investigating two cases of food tampering in Halifax after thumbtack, needle found

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Halifax Regional Police are investigating two seperate cases of potential food tampering in the municipality.

The first involves a nine-year-old Dartmouth girl who claims to have found a sewing needle inside a piece of candy.

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Police say the girl was eating the remainder of her Halloween candy on Saturday evening when she bit into the chocolate bar and discovered the needle. 

The child was not hurt. Officers say she had been trick-or-treating in the area of Retreat Avenue, Joseph Howe Drive and surrounding streets in Halifax on Halloween. 

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The second incident also happened Saturday evening. Police were called to residence in the 0-100 block of Kennedy Drive in Dartmouth around 7:30 p.m., after a 49-year-old allegedly chewed on a thumb tack while he was eating a bowl of cereal.

The man was not injured in the incident.

The investigation into both cases are ongoing. Police are asking the public to be vigilant in checking all food products and to report any incidents of potential food tampering.

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