The Ottawa Police Service is investigating after a small, sharp needle resembling a sewing needle was discovered inside a potato by an Ottawa resident peeling potatoes. The potatoes were purchased in Ottawa at a local grocery store.
The Ottawa Police Service is coordinating with outside agencies such as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the R.C.M.P. to ensure the on-going safety of the Canadian food supply.
The Ottawa Police Service would like to ask all Ottawa residents to use caution when handling food. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.