More sewing needles were found in packs of oden sold by supermarkets in Chiba Prefecture over the weekend, bringing the total number of incidents to five after three similar cases were reported late last month, police said Monday.
Police at West Chiba police station received a call at about 6 p.m. Sunday from a supermarket in Mihama Ward of Chiba City, with staff saying two needles were found in oden packs they sold on Saturday. Police at Funabashi police station received a call just after 8.30 p.m. from a supermarket in Funabashi City, with staff there saying one needle had been found in an oden pack they had sold earlier in the day. No one was injured by any of the needles, police said.
Three similar incidents were reported by supermarkets in Mihama Ward between Dec 23 and Dec 29, with the oden being made by the same company. A small hole was found pierced in each of the packs, police said.© News reports