Grocery stores pull pizza dough from shelves

Posted on October 13, 2020 by

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Big Y, Shaw’s, Star Market + Hannaford are among the retailers pulling fresh pizza dough from store shelves. According to Boston.com, a New Hampshire man is accused of putting razor blades in the pizza dough at a Hannaford store in Saco, Maine.

Nicholas R. Mitchell, 38, was arrested Sunday night and charged as a fugitive from justice in Dover, New Hampshire. He was due to make his first court appearance Tuesday in New Hampshire.

Mitchell is a former employee of It’ll Be Pizza, the Scarborough, Maine, company that makes several brands of dough, including the Portland Pie Co. dough that was allegedly tampered with in Saco.

Police are investigating similar tampering incidents in Sanford, Maine, and Dover, New Hampshire, but no one has been charged in those incidents, according to the Saco Police Department.

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