Police Want You To Bring Your Contaminated Strawberries In For Forensic Testing

Here's what to do if you find a needle

Police Want You To Bring Your Contaminated Strawberries In For Forensic Testing

NSW Police have released a statement regarding the strawberry contamination scandal that has rocked the state, as well as QLD and Victoria.

On Wednesday, QLD Police launched an investigation after reports of sewing needles being found in punnets of strawberries.

As of Friday afternoon, as many as six brands of strawberries are affected by contamination, according to NSW Police.

These include Berry Obsession, Berrylicious, Love Berry, Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis.

It is understood that these brands are available for sale in NSW, QLD, VIC and the ACT.

Police are liaising with retailers to make sure that all relevant stock is removed from sale.

Contaminated strawberries have been confirmed in purchases at Tweed Heads, Taree and Wingham.

The products are yet to be forensically tested, so police are unsure if this stems from the original QLD contamination or if this is a copycat.

Anyone who has purchased contaminated strawberries is urged to take the punnet to their local police station for triage and forensic examination.

And if you have strawberries in the fridge, it is advised to cut the fruit before consuming or return it to the place of purchase.

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