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More needles found in sausages sold in Toronto

Police in Toronto are warning consumers about two new confirmed reports of needles found in Piller's brand sausages sold in the city.

Police in Toronto are warning consumers about two new confirmed reports of needles found in Piller's brand sausages sold in the city. 

That brings to five the number of packages of Piller's sausage products that have been found to contain needles since Monday. The products were sold at several different No Frills stores and a Price Chopper throughout the city's west end.

On Monday, police said they were investigating three cases of food tampering involving Piller's Polish sausage.

Two of the packages were purchased at the No Frills store at 372 Pacific Avenue and one was bought in a No Frills at 2187 Bloor Street West.

On Tuesday, police reported two other items were found to contain needles — a package of Piller's kielbasa and one of turkey kielbasa.

"When the customers opened the packages, they realized that there was a needle embedded in the sausage," said Toronto police Const. Tony Vella. "As a result, police are now considering this a criminal investigation. We're trying to determine who is responsible." 

One of the packages had been purchased at the No Frills store at 900 Dufferin Street; the other at the Price Chopper at 2440 Dundas Street West. 

Police are advising consumers to closely check the packaging of all food products for signs of tampering.

Anyone who suspects their food has been tampered with is being advised to contact police or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.