Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Needles in strawberries: Who police suspect

Australia strawberry scare NZ stock not affected Australia strawberry scare NZ stock not affected
Russell Knight | 16 September, 2018, 15:09

"It snapped in half, my knee-jerk reaction was to swallow, and I found the other half of the needle in the strawberry", he said.

Needles have been found in strawberries sold in Woolworths stores.

ACT chief health officer Dr Paul Kelly said no contaminated Berry Liscious or Berry Obsession strawberries had been reported in the territory, but encouraged caution.

NSW Police are also urging anyone who has purchased contaminated product to take the punnet to their local police station immediately for triage and forensic examination.

Queensland Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said on September 12 that the police were in contact with the farm operators and Woolworths representatives, and that they believed that the offender contaminated the stock intentionally.

Police hunting for a culprit who put sewing needles in strawberries are investigating whether a disgruntled worker could be to blame.

The needle was found in a strawberry punnet purchased at Coles Gatton today.

Detective Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence told media that while the Strawberry Growers Association said they believed that disgruntled ex-employee may be responsible for the needles, police are "not agreeing with that at all at this point in time".

Industry sources said the same strawberries were sold in NSW, sparking widespread safety fears.

Hurricane Florence: Storm downgraded but threat remains
Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. Wilmington , North Carolina, just north of where Florence appeared headed for shore, grew empty and quiet on Wednesday.

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods
More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. The figure included a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house, while a sixth fatality occurred in SC .

Oil Prices Rise Despite US Efforts to Increase Oil OutputNaija247news
East Coast on Friday, and which has caused fuel shortages following the evacuation of millions of households and businesses. Prices were also pushed up by Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall on the U.S.

"Yesterday, I said anyone that had bought those products since the start of last week needed to dispose of them", Dr Jeanette Young said on Thursday.

"People can go back and buy the strawberries they normally buy, from anywhere", she said.

Australians have been warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden inside the fruit.

"If you have Donnybrook strawberries at home, or are unsure of the brand, you should return them to the store or throw them away".

The initial brands affected by the contamination, Berry Licious and Berry Obsession, have already been removed from sale and are no longer in market. "We're keeping a very open mind as to where this may have occurred somewhere between the actual growing of the strawberry through to the completion of the production line and going even further through to distribution and going on to the shelves".

Angela told The Observer she was cutting the fruit for her daughter Koby-Rose on Tuesday morning when her knife hit metal. "It makes it hard because you might need to dispose of them earlier, but just cut them up for safety's sake".

"As the products have yet to be forensically examined, it is unknown if the contamination is related to the original Queensland incident or a copycat", NSW Police said in a statement late Friday.

"I said I need you to stop him from eating the strawberries".

Anyone with information that could assist the police investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Recommended

Sane sets Manchester City on way to Fulham win Sane sets Manchester City on way to Fulham win However, coach Pep Guardiola said they could have scored more goals and they must be more clinical in front of the goal. Chelsea, Manchester City and Bournemouth were the big winners in Saturday afternoon's Premier League action.

Shark kills man boogie boarding off Cape Cod beach as sightings increase Shark kills man boogie boarding off Cape Cod beach as sightings increase The sign advises to avoid swimming near seals, to swim close to shore in waist deep water, and to swim or surf in groups. Sightings of great white sharks have soared this year in Cape Cod, where the suspected shark attack happened.

Razer Phone 2 to be Unveiled October 10 Razer Phone 2 to be Unveiled October 10 According to save-the-date invitations that were sent out by the media, the phone is slated to launch on 10 October 2018. If a new leak is to be believed, the next-generation Razer Phone will be launching on October 10.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores to reach 500 goals for club and country Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores to reach 500 goals for club and country Unfortunately, it was not enough to earn Galaxy a point as Toronto scored two late goals to pick up the 5-3 win. At global level for Sweden, he made 114 senior appearance and scored 62 goals.

'Unique' Hazard can be Europe's best, says Sarri 'Unique' Hazard can be Europe's best, says Sarri He didn't shy away from his responsibilities at Stamford Bridge, quick off his line to close the space with every Chelsea attack. Cardiff City scored the first goal in the 15th minute through Sol Bamba who was superbly assisted by Sean Morrison.

Trump claims ‘3000 people did not die’ in Puerto Rico hurricanes Trump claims ‘3000 people did not die’ in Puerto Rico hurricanes Puerto Rico's governor last month raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975. Cora said Trump's words were "disrespectful" to his home . 'You know, 3,000, 6, 18, I don't know.

Bob Woodward: 'People Need To Wake Up' To What's Happening Under Trump Bob Woodward: 'People Need To Wake Up' To What's Happening Under Trump Fear: Trump in the White House is anti-Trump and full of damning allegations about the president's administration. ERIC TRUMP then dismisses WOODWARD book as "sensational nonsense" he wrote "to make 3 extra shekels ".

Cleveland Browns: Patience with Josh Gordon runs out Cleveland Browns: Patience with Josh Gordon runs out The 27-year-old receiver has had a tumultuous career in the National Football League filled with highs and lows. Earlier Saturday, Cleveland ruled Gordon out for Sunday's game against the Saints with a hamstring injury.

Washoe health officials say West Nile case likely acquired locally Washoe health officials say West Nile case likely acquired locally Horses, humans and some species of birds are the most susceptible to West Nile Virus but dogs and cats can become infected. The Northern Kentucky Health Department said the cases have been confirmed of three human cases since July.

Hurricane Florence Dumps 'Epic Amounts of Rainfall' On US States Hurricane Florence Dumps 'Epic Amounts of Rainfall' On US States Forecasters said this onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas. More than 800,000 homes and businesses have lost power and Mr Cooper said the danger from flooding would linger for days.

Browns say entire offense, not just Taylor, must improve Browns say entire offense, not just Taylor, must improve Known for his ability to take care of the football, Taylor took a gamble with a downfield throw late in the fourth quarter. For Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor , it wasn't complimentary.

Five Killed as Florence Hammers the Carolinas Five Killed as Florence Hammers the Carolinas His remarks fell flat in Puerto Rico where islanders are continuing to struggle to recover a year after the Category 4 storm. Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC , and she's not going away anytime soon.

Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast Hurricane Florence in pictures: ‘1,000 year event’ storm LASHES US east coast Rescue crews used boats to carry more than 360 people from rising water, while many of their neighbors awaited help. The governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.

Seahawks on verge of signing linebacker Mychal Kendricks Seahawks on verge of signing linebacker Mychal Kendricks He also claimed he didn't take any of the profits for himself but didn't elaborate on where the money went. Mychal Kendricks was recently cut by the Cleveland Browns after being charged with insider training.

Hurricane Florence Approach Swamps North And South Carolina Hurricane Florence Approach Swamps North And South Carolina Sprayberry delivered one of his final briefings before the storm hit on Thursday as Hurricane Florence began her dramatic descent. Browning's choice to stay in the hurricane warning zone wasn't easy, she said, but she "could not find anywhere to go".