Six employees were fired after a health department investigation at the request of a customer who suspected her pizzas had been tampered with. Police and prosecutors are now conducting a criminal investigation.
from KYW in PA:
Jonathan Blum, a Pizza Hut spokesman, said Wednesday that six employees were fired as part of the investigation and the restaurant was scheduled to reopen Friday.
The company, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office or Bucks County Health Department officials would not comment on the nature of the alleged tampering.
First Assistant District Attorney David Zellis said the Health Department inspected the restaurant on July 27 when a customer complained about someone tampering with a pizza. He said as many as three pizzas may have been tampered with.
Kudos to Pizza Hut for reacting swiftly and sending the message that restaurant employees tampering with food will not be tolerated. Hopefully the prosecutor's office will be similarly expedient with criminal charges if the police investigation warrants it.