A suspect was arrested on an outstanding warrant days after a customer reported discovering razor blades in pizza dough they purchased from a Maine supermarket on Tuesday.
According to WCSH, Hannaford Supermarket contacted the Saco Police Department regarding possible tampering with food items after a customer claimed they found an undisclosed number of razor blades in their Portland Pie Pizza dough.
Saco police said in a Facebook post that store surveillance footage caught Nicholas Mitchell tampering with the packaging of several Portland Pie Pizza doughs. Michell is reportedly a former employee of the It’ll Be Pizza company, which manufactures Portland Pie foodstuffs.
On Sunday, the Saco Police Department confirmed Mitchell’s arrest in Dover, New Hampshire, on their Facebook page.
In light of the ordeal, Hanna Supermarkets issued a formal recall of all Portland Pie cheese and Portland Pie fresh dough sold in their deli department. The dough being recalled was available in their stores between August 1 and October 11.
The company said no illnesses or injuries were reported. It is not immediately known what charges Mitchell is facing.
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[Featured image: Nicholas Mitchell/Saco Police Department]