Former Pizza Company Associate Arrested For Hiding Razors In Pizza Dough, Recall Launched

A former employee of a pizza company is now facing charges after he reportedly put razor blades into pizza dough that was sold at a grocery store in Maine.

Before his arrest, surveillance footage viewed from the Saco Hannaford Supermarket in Maine showed Nicholas Mitchell, 38, tampering with the several packages of Portland Pie Pizza dough.

The video prompted the store to contact the police last week after a customer reported finding several razor blades in dough purchased from the store.

Mitchell was arrested in taken into custody 45 minutes southwest of Saco in Dover Hampshire after police shared a picture of the suspect and his vehicle during a press release on Facebook.

Mitchell is a former employee if “It’ll be Pizza company,” which manufactures products for Portland Pie. On Sunday a recall for Portland Pie cheese and pizza dough sold in all of its supermarkets was announced. Since the announcement there have been no reports of illnesses or injuries in connection to the recall, the company said.

All Portland Pie brand products have been removed from its store.

Anyone that has purchased either the dough or cheese between Aug. 1 and Oct. 11 is advised to not consume them and have the ability to return them to the store for a full return.

Also, anyone who has located razor blades inside the dough should contact Saco Police Department’s Detective Division. Mitchell’s motives behind hiding blades in pizza dough are currently being investigated by authorities.

Saco Police Department

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