Investigations are underway after needles were found in strawberries in Queensland. Consumers are advised to cut up strawberries before consuming them.
Find out which products, where they were sold and what you should do to avoid risk: https://goo.gl/Q2H8V9
Looks like there is also a copycat out there:
They are recommending that strawberries be cut in half (or priced) before consuming.
Bloody hell! A bad week for strawberry fans
Agree, we have been eating them by the 1/2kg to kilo every week for the past few months…since there is a glut and prices have been very reasonable. My thought is if you increase demand, it may increase prices which will flow back to the farmers.
Fortunately we tend to cut the strawberries into small bite sized pieces…and often have them with natural Greek yoghurt, other fruit or homemade custard.
Contamination spreads to WA:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the strawberry patch, some moron has to do this.
The article indicates that the contamination (nail) may be accidential…it could have occurred through the picking to packing rather than deliberate inclusion…and the actual cause is still under investigation.
Nevertheless I wasn’t really happy when the news reported the other day that it was 12 months ago that day that the great needle contamination incident occurred. There are too many morons.