In breaking news, the first reported instance of needles being found inside strawberry punnets in NSW has been reported.
Chantal Faugeras posted on Facebook that she purchased the punnet from Wingham Coles on Wednesday, with three needles found inside three strawberries.
"Please be careful and crush them up before eating or just chuck them out," she said in the Facebook post.
It is understood that both punnets were Delightful Strawberries brand.
Coles takes the safety of the food we sell seriously and we are working with our suppliers, police and state health regulators to investigate," a spokesperson said in a statement. The safety of our customers is our priority and anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.
- Coles statement
The initial reports suggested that it was originally only the Berrylicious and Berry Obsession brands from Woolworths which were affected.
There has hence been concern of possible copycat activity.