Aug. 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM ET
An Air Canada passenger discovered a needle inside a sandwich on Monday.
Canada's largest full-service airline confirmed that a customer reported finding what looked like a sewing needle in a pre-prepared sandwich on board a flight from Victoria, British Columbia to Toronto. Monday's incident comes after needles were found in six sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights in July.
"As soon as we became aware of this incident, we immediately contacted the caterers that provision our flights as well as the authorities," Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah said in a written statement.
Full investigations, including one by the police, are currently underway, she said.
Air Canada has not received any other reports, but it is working with their caterers to beef up security.
One such caterer, Gate Gourmet Canada, was notified by the airline as part of the process but is not Air Canada's catering provider out of Victoria.
"We are cooperating fully with Air Canada and have complied with our customer's request to its caterers to heighten food safety procedures, including inspection and screening of all products boarded on flights," Gate Gourmet said in a statement.
Dutch authorities, who are also investigating the earlier situation on the Delta flight from Amsterdam, said it's too early to rule out whether Monday's incident is a copycat or connected, the Associated Press reported.
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