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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Delta Airlines Serves Turkey Sandwiches With Needles

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM

click to enlarge Forget about your oxygen mask
  • Forget about your oxygen mask

Delta Airlines hasn't come up with any reason as to why or how some needles got into the turkey sandwiches served on some of its weekend flights. And no, the pre-packaged sandwiches weren't bought in the Tenderloin

The airlines confirmed that sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on flights coming from Amsterdam on Sunday. Flight attendants said they stopped serving the sandwiches after the needles were discovered (how thoughtful), and gave passengers pizza on the house.

No word on whether anyone actually chowed down a needle for lunch, but one passenger was reportedly injured. Here's what Delta, whose original slogan was "Speed, Comfort and Safety," has to say for itself:

"Delta is taking this matter extremely seriously and is cooperating with local and federal authorities who are investigating the incident. Delta has taken immediate action with our in-flight caterer at Amsterdam to ensure the safety and quality of the food we provide onboard our aircraft," the airline said in a written statement.

The FBI has jumped on this one, tracing the jagged sandwiches all the way to their origin -- the Amsterdam kitchen of catering company Gate Gourmet. Of course, the company says it has no clue where the needles came from, and insists, they, too, are taking this distressing situation seriously.

Until then, hopefully Delta will issue sewing thimbles with each meal.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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