Razor Blades Found in Kerrygold Butter Sticks from New Jersey Supermarket

bildeRazor blades were found in two sticks of foil-wrapped Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter, but they were the only incidents discovered in a food-tampering investigation that has been isolated to one Best Market store, police said. The makers of the premium-priced butter, the Irish Dairy Board, called it an “isolated incident” in a statement.

The razor blades were discovered after the purchases were made from the Holmdel store, said Or Raitses, vice president and general counsel for the chain of 18 stores in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The tampered butter was purchased Monday and previously on Jan. 20, according to Holmdel Police Lt. Michael Pigott, a spokesman for the township police department. The food-tampering case is being investigated by Holmdel Police, Food and Drug Administration, Best Markets and the Irish Dairy Board, Raitses said.

Kerrygold was removed from the shelves at the Holmdel store but not from other Best Market stores, he said. However, all products have been carefully examined. Authorities are reviewing security footage from store surveillance cameras. Kerrygold is packaged in an aluminum wrapper and it is not encased in an outer cardboard box, such as cream cheese, which is also wrapped in foil.

“This appears to be an isolated incident involving one Best Market store,” said Mike Grossman, spokesman for the Irish Dairy Board. “We do not believe this tampering incident occurred during the manufacturing or packaging of our product. We have launched an investigation into this incident and are working with the authorities.”

“We are fully committed to the safety of customers and team members,” Raitses said. “We were shocked to hear about this and immediately had company vice president at the store to inspect every package. “Any customers with concerns about any product can return it to the store for replacement or full refund,” Raitses said.

If anyone has had a similar incident or additional information they should contact Detective Andrew Kret of the Holmdel Township Police Department at 732-946-4400 ext. 1713. “We are fully cooperating with all law enforcement agencies,” Raitses said. “We helped them out as much as we can.”

Guyanese Man Gets 12 Months in Prison for Stealing Powdered Milk

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In Guyana, a Diamond Housing Scheme man was sentenced, yesterday, to 12 months imprisonment on two separate charges of break and enter at Stabroek Market.

Anand Rameshwar, 22, of Lot 257 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond on two separate charges of break and enter yesterday.

He made his first appearance in court on December 5, 2013 and pleaded not guilty to the charges that said between November 30 and December 1, 2013 at Stabroek Market, Georgetown, he broke and entered stall #28 and stole five bags of full cream milk powder valued $180,000, property of Gavin Paul. The second offence stated that on the same day he broke and entered stall #29 at Stabroek Market belonging to Shamsundar Raghubar with intent to commit a felony.

He was also sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment on December 5 in relation to the same matter after he pleaded guilty to being found in Stabroek Market during prohibited hours. On that occasion, city police Corporal James, prosecuting, said the virtual complainants are businessmen operating stalls located in Stabroek Market. Raghubar and Paul are owners of Stall #28 and #29, respectively, and they also use their stalls as storage bonds.

The prosecutor said that five out of the 17 bags of milk powder were missing and Rameshwar was found in the market on December 1. After he noticed the police he tried to escape but was apprehended. Based on the evidence provided by the prosecution, he was found guilty as charged.

Magistrate Chandan-Edmond took into consideration that the convict is a first time offender and his age, among other factors, before sentencing him. His sentences will run concurrently.

Cheesecake Fund-Raising Fraud: Victims Told Money Would Pay for Funerals

Pastor_Turner_CheesecakePastor C.A. Turner speaking to reporter Jessi Turnure.

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“People are calling for their cheesecakes. Well, we don’t know nothing about no cheesecake!”

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) — The pastor at Greater Dimensions Ministry in Jonesboro said a woman is [using young children to] falsely sell $20 cheesecakes in the church’s name. “People are calling for their cheesecakes. Well, we don’t know nothing about no cheesecake!,” pastor C.A. Turner said.

Pastor Turner said his secretary received a call from a woman Friday asking when she could pick up her cheesecake, but they did not know what she was talking about. “I have no idea where they came up with that idea, and I hate that people are losing their money in the community,” Turner said.

Pastor Turner said it started back in November, when one person opened her door to two little girls. “That’s what’s really getting people’s hearts,” Turner said. “Little children going out into the community, selling cheesecake, saying, ‘My grandma died of cancer and Greater Dimension is raising money for my grandma.'”

Pastor Turner said the girls then asked for $20 in cash or check to be made out to a specific person. Turner said his records indicate she has no affiliation with the church. “I’ve never heard of anything of the sort. It’s just crazy that people would use cheesecake, and use cheesecake to connect it to a funeral. It really didn’t go together,” Turner said.

“We don’t do anything door-to-door. If we’re going door-to-door, we’re knocking on doors, basically giving. We do a lot of outreach,” Turner said. “Any time we’re gonna do anything concerning a fundraiser, just to let the community know, we will send a letterhead, some type of signature to let them know what we are doing.”

Pastor Turner said six people have called his church, asking for their cheesecakes. “I hate it for the people who did purchase the cheesecake,” Turner said. “We apologize. We’re sorry. But people saying it’s in the name of Greater Dimension, this is not us. We didn’t do it. I apologize, and I hope you get your money back.”

If the persons responsible are out there, Pastor Turner has a message for them. “Please stop doing what you’re doing,” Turner said. “One of the Ten Commandments the Lord has given us is, ‘Thou shall not steal,’ and you’re basically stealing from people and hurting people’s lives. Please get it right with the Lord because when you hurt someone else, what goes around, comes right back around.”

Pastor Turner said the church has handed the case over to the Jonesboro Police Department. If you know anything about this, please contact police.

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McDonald’s Worker Caught Selling Heroin in Happy Meals

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PITTSBURGH — An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals to customers using the coded request, “I’d like to order a toy.” Allegheny County authorities made the arrest after an informant told them that an employee was selling the drug at a McDonald’s in the East Liberty section of the city.

Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-through window and say, “I’d like to order a toy,” said Mike Manko, spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. The customer would then drive to the window, hand over the money and get a Happy Meal box containing heroin in exchange, Manko said.

Undercover agents set up a drug buy and arrested Shania Dennis, 26, of East Pittsburgh. Dennis denied wrongdoing to reporters as she was being led away in handcuffs. Authorities said they found 10 bags of heroin in a Happy Meal box and recovered another 50 bags from the suspect.

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Two Milk Delivery Vans Stolen in Nottinghamshire

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Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a stolen milk float [delivery van] following the theft of two of the vehicles in the Selston area.

The first, a Mercedes Vito van, registration BF56 PXC, was stolen from Nottingham Road in Selston at 5.38pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014. It was last seen heading towards Tibshelf.

The second float, a Ford Transit, registration LT61 YLB, was stolen from Fackley Road, Teversal, just after 7am on Thursday 23rd January 2014. It was last seen going towards Underwood near Selston but was later found.

Police are urging people to be vigilant and call if they notice anything suspicious. Anyone with any information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

Busty Walmart Cheesecake Thief Busted in Ohio

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Theft: Lasabrea D. Trice of West Boston Avenue, Youngstown, faced a theft charge.

The 27-year-old Trice was accused of stealing a cheesecake and 38 other items valued at $216 from Walmart.

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House-to-House Enquiries Carried Out in Village Following Milk Theft

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Police are urging people in a South Derbyshire village to be vigilant after thieves stole bottles of milk from the doorsteps of homes. The bottles were stolen from houses in Blakelow Drive, Belfield Road and Lodge Close, in Etwall, between 3:00 am and 7.30 am on Saturday, January 18. Police carried out house-to house inquiries as a result of the incidents.

The theft of milk has been an issue in Etwall previously, with a string of incidents having taken place in May last year. Officers are urging members of the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and to report suspected incidents as they happen.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “This has been an issue in the area previously and one we do not want to arise again. Police do not want the problem to start again and are carrying out investigations to find those responsible. We would urge residents to report suspicious activity as it happens.”