UPDATE: Syringe found in mayo jar case turned over to FBI

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COLUMBIA TWP., Mich. (WLNS) – There is no ongoing threat to the community after a syringe was found in a jar of Miracle Whip on Monday, police said.

According to our media partners at MLive, Columbia Township Police Chief David Elwell met with the FBI as well as the Michigan Department of Agriculture on Wednesday and handed the case off to them, he said.

Elwell said he does not know of any other syringes being found.

A Columbia Township resident bought a jar of Miracle Whip at the Brooklyn Dollar General, 300 S. Main St., on Sept. 16, police said previously.

She came into the police station at 6:15 p.m. that day to report the syringe found in the jar, Elwell said previously.

The woman told police that after she bought the sandwich spread, she removed the protective seal and placed the jar in the fridge, Elwell said previously. Her husband removed the jar from the fridge and when he stuck a butter knife in, he felt something hard, he said.

When they looked closer, they discovered the syringe in the jar, Elwell said previously.

Dollar General removed the remaining jars of the product from its shelves.

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