Metal objects found in bulk food at Calgary Co-op

CALGARY — Calgary police and health authorities are investigating after evidence was found of food tampering at a grocery store.

CALGARY — Calgary police and health authorities are investigating after evidence was found of food tampering at a grocery store.

The Calgary Co-op at Oakridge Centre closed for several hours Monday while its employees conducted a complete inspection of the store and its products.

Sarah Boutron, a spokeswoman for Calgary Co-operative Association Limited, said metal items were discovered Monday in some bulk bakery items, some bulk food items such as mixed nuts and in block cheeses.

She wouldn’t specify or describe the metal objects, citing the criminal investigation underway.

The company says there have been no reports of any injuries.

The store reopened later Monday evening and the company said it removed all bulk items.

The store is conducting a voluntary recall of its bulk products and cheese products over fears that they may contain metal objects.

Boutron said the organization does not want to take any chances with customer safety.