Deli sandwiches from four separate Delta flights allegedly contained needles. The tainted sandwiches were discovered on flights originating from The Netherlands.
The objects were discovered in food on planes as they were en route from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands to Minneapolis, to Seattle, and on two flights to Atlanta, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur.
Two of the needles were found by passengers, she said, at which point Delta told all 18 flights from Amsterdam to stop serving the sandwiches.
Two more needles were discovered, including one found by a federal air marshal.
One passenger on the plane going to Minneapolis was injured by the needle, but declined medical treatment upon landing, according to Baur.
Gate Gourmet, which provided prepared sandwiches to Delta, said the sandwiches originated at the firm’s facility in Amsterdam. The company has been in business since 1992.
The TSA and Delta are monitoring the situation. The sandwiches have been replaced with sealed prepackaged meals on those flights.