Supermarket Pulls Soup After Needle Found

Bethlehem, Pa., Supermarket chain Giant Food Stores removed a minestrone soup product from the shelves of its stores in four states on Monday after a Pennsylvania family found a sewing needle inside a can over the weekend.

The needle was discovered in the chain’s store in Wind Gap, Pa. It was the fourth report of needles or pins found in food purchased from area stores in the past two weeks.

A spokesman for Giant, owned by the Dutch food company Ahold Ltd., said personnel pulled cans with similar lot numbers from shelves of all stores as precaution. Giant is also increasing its undercover security until further notice.

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