Saturday, September 15, 2018

Australians warned to cut strawberries

PHOTO: This latest health scare casts a shadow over Australia's strawberry industry, which is worth more than A$130 million every year.
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Picture posted by Reuters, The Straits Times on 14 September 2018

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SYDNEY Australians have been warned to cut strawberries before eating them after sewing needles were found in several punnets, triggering the withdrawal of three brands from sale nationwide.

Australian authorities earlier this week asked people to dispose of strawberries purchased from Woolworths Group if they bore the brand of Berry Licious or Berry Obsession after three punnets were discovered to include fruit embedded with sewing needles.



Australian authorities earlier this week asked people to dispose of strawberries purchased from Woolworths Group if they bore the brand of Berry Licious or Berry Obsession after three punnets were discovered to include fruit embedded with sewing needles.
PHOTO: Australian authorities earlier this week asked people to dispose of strawberries purchased from Woolworths Group if they bore the brand of Berry Licious or Berry Obsession after three punnets were discovered to include fruit embedded with sewing needles.
Disgruntled ex-employee believed to be behind the sabotaged strawberries
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The advice was late on Thursday (Sept 13) expanded after police in Australia's north east said they had received four complaints about needles with Donnybrook branded strawberries.

All three brands have now been withdrawn from sale.

"Until advised, consumers should cut up strawberries before consuming them," Queensland state government said in a statement.

The health scare casts a shadow over Australia's strawberry industry, worth more than A$130 million (S$128 million) each year.

"We would hope the public can see this for what it is, as an isolated incident ... this because strawberries are safe to eat," said Jennifer Rowling, industry development officer at Strawberries Australia, which represents growers.



 Australians told to cut their strawberries after needles were found in them.
PHOTO: Australians told to cut their strawberries after needles were found in them.
Buying strawberries or any fruit, for that matter, may never be the same anymore for some Australians. Ever since sewing needles were found in several strawberries nationwide, they had been warned to cut strawberries before eating them.
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We would hope the public can see this for what it is, as an isolated incident
PHOTO: "We would hope the public can see this for what it is, as an isolated incident ... this because strawberries are safe to eat," said Jennifer Rowling, industry development officer at Strawberries Australia, which represents growers.
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Strawberry Harvest
PHOTO: Strawberry Harvest
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By Reuters, Asiaone, 14 September 2018



Reference
[1] Reuters, Asiaone, Australians warned to cut strawberries after sewing needles found in fruit, posted on 14 September 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/world/australians-warned-cut-strawberries-after-sewing-needles-found-fruit