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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In the latest instance of food tampering reports in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, a man allegedly found a thin, three-inch long wire in a prepared sandwich he bought Feb. 10 at a King's Supermarket here.
According to published reports, Raymond Petri said he didn't discover the foreign object until he had taken a few bites of the sandwich, but police didn't reveal whether he actually bit into the wire.
Dennis Curtin, spokesman for Sunbury-based Weis Markets, parent company of King's, told the local press that Bethlehem police were investigating the incident and have asked the retailer not to comment. He did say, however, that the store had a security guard keeping an eye on the meat case, and was "constantly checking...cases and inspecting them."
Additionally, the deli manager at the store told police he would provide the names of the two employees working in the department at the time the sandwich was purchased.
The first case of alleged food tampering came on Jan. 17, when a pin was discovered in a onion at the King's store in Bethlehem. Other cases include metal pellets found in ground beef from a Giant-Carlyle store in Lower Saucon Township and a needle reported in a sealed can of Progresso minestrone from a Giant in Wind Gap.