Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Australia searches for culprit hiding needles in strawberries

Australia searches for culprit hiding needles in strawberries

It's a crime so unusual that any motive seems almost inconceivable.

"Someone is trying to sabotage the industry but also in doing that, they are putting babies' and children's and families' lives at risk", Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said at a news conference.

"Strawberries are a great fruit, and people should continue to buy them, but everyone should simply cut them up".

The issue came to light last week when a man was taken to hospital with stomach pains after eating the fresh produce bought at a supermarket in Queensland state.

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A health warning to throw out or cut up strawberries remains in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia as authorities hunt those responsible. "I am furious about this".

Fruit sold under Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands have been affected, while New South Wales police warn fruit sold under the Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis brands were inserted with needles by a possible copycat.

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.

Prices for strawberries dropped to unbelievable lows in the lead-up to the decision by Coles and Aldi.

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But on Saturday, Queensland Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence told reporters that suspicion is "something we don't subscribe to".

'This is food terrorism that is bringing an industry to its knees, ' Strawberries Australia Inc Queensland spokesman Ray Daniels said.

"This was an earlier comment by the Strawberry Growers Association, it's something we don't subscribe to, we are looking at points of the chain from growth all the way to distribution into the stores, we're keeping a very open mind".

"This is a serious issue and it just begs the question, how could any right-minded person want to put a baby or child or anybody's health at risk by doing such a terrible act?" she said.

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