Sewing needle found in Halloween candy haul in Mississauga


Published November 1, 2023 at 11:17 am

Sewing needle found in Halloween candy haul in Mississauga prompts police warning

Police are urging parents and children across Peel to closely check Halloween candy hauls after a sewing needle was reportedly found inside a Mississauga trick-or-treater’s chocolate bar.

Peel Regional Police issued a public safety notice this morning reminding parents to check their children’s candy after an Oh Henry bar collected by a youngster in a south Mississauga neighbourhood on Tuesday night was found to have a needle inserted into it.

“This morning, we received a report of a parent finding what is believed to be a sewing needle inside a chocolate bar,” reads the public safety notice, which was posted to Peel police social media. “Thankfully, no one was injured because they took the time to check it.”

In a follow-up news release, police said they’re actively investigating the incident and that they believe the candy bar was collected from a home located south of Mississauga Road, between Portway Avenue and Gatley Road, and north of the QEW.

Sewing needle in chocolate bar. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

A police spokesperson confirmed to that this is the only such incident reported so far in Peel this Halloween.

“Police are reminding parents and children to check through all Halloween candy before eating and to report any instances where they suspect the candy has been tampered with,” police said in the news release.

Anyone with information on the incident or who wants to report a similar incident is asked to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 1133.

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