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Dutch police investigate product tampering at Vomar

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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Picture: Fredex8/iStock

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Dutch police have arrested three people after pins were put in various products at a supermarket in Zaandam.

A 17-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were later released but a 16-year-old girl remains in custody, according to police earlier this week.

On 13 November, pins were found in items at the Vomar branch at Czaar Peterstraat in Zaandam.

The Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA) has a list of products​ that the market urged consumers not to eat and return to the store.

They include chicory, mini cucumbers, red onions, chicken and vegetable soup.  

Vomar said it has checked the Rozenhof branch and camera images showed pins placed in products.

It called on consumers not to eat the products purchased on 13 November and to check for pins in other items.

Related topics: Food Safety

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