Needles found in strawberries in Australia, World News & Top Stories

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

One Australian woman posted photos online showing the needles inside strawberries her 10-year-old son was eating.

In a statement provided to Daily Mail Australia, a Coles spokesperson said they were working with their suppliers, police and health regulators to investigate the incident. "The contamination relates to what appears to be needles inserted in strawberries".

The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association said it's likely the affected strawberries were tampered with between the time they were packed and the time they were bought.

An urgent recall was originally issued on Wednesday following the discovery of needles planted inside the fruit, with Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young advising anyone who has purchased strawberries from the Berry Liscious and Berry Obsession brands to dispose of their fruit immediately.

This afternoon South Australian residents were drawn into the contamination scare after the Donnybrook brand of strawberries was found to be impacted.

Police began looking into the potentially risky berries after a Facebook user on Saturday wrote that their friend took a bite of a strawberry and ate "half a sewing needle", according to the Palm Beach Post.

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On Friday evening, New South Wales Police Force said it believed the contamination may affect six brands of strawberries - Berry Obsession, Berry Licious, Love Berry, Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries, and Oasis. "Please be careful and crush them up before eating or just chuck them out".

"The safety of our customers is our priority and anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice".

"Police have liaised with retailers to ensure that all stock is removed from sale", police said.

"These further instances are cases in which needles have been found within the strawberries and people have gone to eat them, have cut them up and found the needles".

On Thursday, Queensland police announced they were also investigating a suspected copycat incident after a metal rod was discovered on top of strawberries inside a plastic punnet at Coles in Gatton.

Police have urged consumers who have bought an affected punnet to take it to police for forensic examination.

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