Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Australians told to chop strawberries as police investigate needles found in fruit

Russell Knight | 17 September, 2018, 10:43

Australians have been warned to cut open fresh strawberries before biting into them after multiple customers reported finding sewing needles hidden inside.

These include Donnybrook strawberries and those sold by the Woolworths Group under the Berry Obsession and Berry Licious names.

Metal needles have been found in strawberries in Queensland, and as far away as Perth, Tasmania and New Zealand.

NSW Police and Queensland Police are investigating whether the latest needles found in strawberries are the work of a copycat, or related to the original incidents.

All reported incidents will be investigated thoroughly.

The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday (Sep 17) quoted Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart as saying that police had received a report of a metal object in a banana.

New Zealand imports the fruit from Australia when it's out of season, from April to September, and both chains say the Kiwi product will be on shelves shortly instead.

At least eight needles have been discovered and at least one victim rushed to hospital in a crisis that has spread to four states and covers six different brands of strawberry.

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There are around 150 commercial strawberry growers in Queensland.

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt ordered the Food Safety Authority of Australia and New Zealand to investigate the scare.

Authorities are hopeful a $100,000 reward for information offered by the Queensland government will lead to the capture of the culprit or culprits.

Farmers are pleading with consumers no to let this act of "food terrorism" damage the industry, and have urged people to continue buying berries and cut them up before eating as a precaution.

The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association said it's likely the affected strawberries were tampered with between the time they were packed and the time they were bought.

"The low-life scum who think it's somehow amusing to chuck needles in strawberries I think should be chucked in jail as soon as they're identified", Mr Broad said. "It is a very, very broad picture and we can't speculate in any way, shape or form", said Terry Lawrence, Queensland acting chief superintendent.

Queensland is a major strawberry producer in a national industry worth more than A$130 million a year.

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