PORT WILLIAMS, NS – Thin pieces of metal have been found in three pieces of Halloween candy in Port Williams and Timberlea.
RCMP responded to a call November 3 in Port Williams, where a teenaged girl found a flat piece of metal inside her Reese’s Pieces candy bar she’d received from the Port Williams area.
The girl didn’t notice anything strange while opening the candy bar, and wasn’t injured from the metal despite biting into the chocolate. It was seized by RCMP as evidence.
The two pieces were reported November 6 in Timberlea. A paperclip was found inside a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar and a needle inside a Kit Kat chocolate bar. The child was also not hurt.
“It’s alarming because the tampered candy is the stuff we’re looking for. In both these cases, packaging looked not tampered with,” said Corporal Jennifer Clarke, Media Relations Officer with Nova Scotia RCMP.
“They are pretty tiny things – they could just be poked through the wrapping.”
These are the only pieces of tampered Halloween candy currently reported to the RCMP.
Their advice to parents worried about their children’s candy is to supervise them while they open and eat it, and to report any tampered or suspicious candy immediately to the RCMP by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).