Calgary police probe more possible food-tampering

Investigators can't say whether the case involved deliberate tampering, accidental damage or manufacturing defect. Calgary has seen a wave of similar incidents in recent months targeting stores in most major grocery store chains. As many as 16 cases of possible food-tampering have been reported, including a previous incident at the Millrise store.

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April 18, 2010

Calgary police probe more possible food-tampering

CALGARY — Another possible case of food-tampering has been reported in Calgary.

Police are looking into reports that pieces of glass were found in a loaf of bread purchased at a Sobeys store in the city's Millrise area.

"They had a complaint and are looking into it," said duty inspector Keith Cain.

Investigators can't say whether the case involved deliberate tampering, accidental damage or manufacturing defect.

Calgary has seen a wave of similar incidents in recent months targeting stores in most major grocery store chains.

As many as 16 cases of possible food-tampering have been reported, including a previous incident at the Millrise store.

The Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to charges.

Authorities have warned Calgarians to inspect purchases before eating them. The cases may be the work of copycats, according to police.

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