SACO, Maine (WCSH) -- The Saco Police Department identified the person involved in the tampering with pizza dough at the Hannaford in Saco as Nicholas R. Mitchell.
According to Saco Police, Nicholas Mitchell has been located and arrested by the Dover, N.H. police department.
On Tuesday, October 6, the Saco Hannaford Supermarket notified the Saco Police Department of a suspected incident of tampering with food items. A customer had purchased a Portland Pie Company pizza dough and found razor blades inside the dough.
Store security surveillance footage reportedly showed Mitchell tampered with the packaging of several Portland Pie Company pizza doughs. Mitchell is a former associate of the It’ll Be Pizza company, which manufactures products for Portland Pie.
Hannaford officials say "out of an abundance of caution," the grocery chain has expanded its recall of Portland Pie pizza dough to include all Portland Pie branded products at all Hannaford stores. Hannaford also says it has removed all Portland Pie products from all store shelves and has paused replenishment of the products indefinitely. No injuries or illnesses were reported.
Saco Police have not said what charges Mitchell faces for allegedly putting razor blades in pizza dough at the local Hannaford, the Portland Press Herald reports.