Maple Leaf Foods investigates needle in bacon

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CALGARY, Alberta – Maple Leaf Foods is investigating claims by a consumer that he was pricked in the tongue by a sewing needle lodged in a piece of bacon, according to Canadian press reports.

Brent Hladun of Calgary said he bought three packages of Maple Leaf brand bacon at a local grocery store on July 25. He said he ate a few pieces when he felt something sharp when he bit down. He said the needle stuck him in the tongue, and he pulled it out.

Hladun returned the bacon to the store for a refund. A spokesman for Maple Leaf said the company has launched an investigation into the matter. According to news reports, the company offered Hladun coupons as a gesture of good will, but he said he’s considering a lawsuit.
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By Rita Vincent 2/26/2017 1:04:53 AM
Hi I purchased maple leaf bacon and thank God my granddaughter didn't get the piece I ate, as I bit down there was a loud crunch sound, my husband said what was that, I spit out the bacon and realized that my front tooth was broken. I contacted maple leaf and add insult to injury they too offered me coupons and to send them the bone chards right away, I would like to contact Brent Hldun, I do believe him. I have the evidence with the bacon still on the bones and pictures of my broken tooth. How can they get away with this? Rita Vincent