Home » Money

Another Strawberry Brand Recalled After Sabotage

17 September, 2018, 12:08 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • Australia strawberry scare NZ stock not affected

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

The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association suspects a disgruntled ex-employee is behind the sewing needles found inside strawberries that has sparked a recall across three Australian states.

The complaint spurred an investigation from Queensland authorities, after it was revealed the two contaminated brands were sold in stores in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

'To our current knowledge, two labels, Berry Licious and Berry Obsession are the only affected lines.

On Wednesday, a Queensland woman narrowly avoided feeding contaminated strawberries to her son, posting photos of the fruit online. If you are in doubt of the brand, throw them out.

Police are cautious to point fingers.

Queensland Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said on September 12 that the police were in contact with the farm operators and Woolworths representatives, and that they believed that the offender contaminated the stock intentionally.

He wouldn't comment on the QSGA's theory that an angry employee had planted the needles.

"We're not going to go into speculation".

"There is a comment by the QSGA and we will talk to them to see if they have any information to assist us".

"We want everybody to check their strawberries before consuming them ... just cut them up, have a look", Supt Lawrence said.

His friend, Joshua Gane posted the incident to Facebook.

Chantal Faugeras said three needles were found in three strawberries when her 10-year-old child tried to eat them.

"We then checked the other strawberries and found another sewing needle lodged inside one of them".

Van Dorp had to be taken to the emergency room with 'severe abdominal pain'.

Two people in Victoria have also come forward with similar experiences.

"Customers are advised to return these products to their local Woolworths for a full refund", a spokesperson told ABC Australia.

"Woolworths takes food safety very seriously and we are looking into these claims with our supplier", the company wrote.

NSW Police are warning the contamination may have spread beyond the Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands confirmed by Queensland Police.

Yes, Queensland Health encourages it.

While the contamination has only impacted two brands, Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young advised anyone who bought strawberries in Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria since early last week to get rid of them if they were anxious and especially if they were not sure what brand they were.

However, Chief Superintendent Lawrence said the police investigation was ongoing and detectives were examining every part of the supply chain to find the contamination source.

Those strawberries sold after Thursday are said to have been from a later shipment and are safe from the threat.

"Our waste has hit such a crisis today ... it's just devastating", Ms Schultz told her Facebook followers.

Recommended:

  • Humanitarian crisis worsens in Syria as crippling assault on Idlib continues

    Humanitarian crisis worsens in Syria as crippling assault on Idlib continues

    Kalin said Turkey expects all parties to make "constructive" contributions and agree on a political solution on Syria. Haley warned of dire consequences if mass casualties were caused if the assault went ahead.
    14 points That Prove Novak Djokovic is not human

    14 points That Prove Novak Djokovic is not human

    Novak Djokovic won his second straight major title and 14th overall, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the U.S. The third set followed the pattern of the second, where Djokovic took an early break to go 3-1 up in the set.
    Abortion rights backers send Collins 3,000 coat hangers over Kavanaugh vote

    Abortion rights backers send Collins 3,000 coat hangers over Kavanaugh vote

    Circuit about whether he had received such information from Miranda, and each time he falsely denied it. Still, she's sent signals that Kavanaugh cleared a hurdle by telling her that Roe v.
  • Hurricane Florence: How Bad Will the Flooding Be in Charleston, SC?

    Hurricane Florence: How Bad Will the Flooding Be in Charleston, SC?

    Mr Hanks said a fourth person died while checking on his hunting dogs, and authorities believe he was blown over by the wind. North Carolina emergency management officials said more than 600,000 customers in North Carolina were without power.
    Sen. Collins mistakes free speech for bribery

    Sen. Collins mistakes free speech for bribery

    But because these two senators are Republicans, activists are anxious that they will vote with their party to confirm Kavanaugh. It looks as though all Senate Republicans will vote to confirm, with Vice President Mike Pence available if needed as a backup.
    Hurricane Florence Makes Its Way Toward North Carolina

    Hurricane Florence Makes Its Way Toward North Carolina

    Rainfall will accumulate near 2 feet in North Carolina. "We're going to stay tight and check on everybody", he said. Leaders of the states in the path of the storm have warned people all week to evacuate the most susceptible areas.
  • Isaac’s Rain Drenching Lesser Antilles

    Isaac’s Rain Drenching Lesser Antilles

    While now classified as a hurricane, Helene will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches the shores of Northern Ireland. Isaac caused some flooding earlier in Dominica and is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days.
    Skripal suspects in the United Kingdom  as 'tourists'

    Skripal suspects in the United Kingdom as 'tourists'

    The two men stressed they wanted the media and everyone else to leave them alone. "This is not an interrogation", Boshirov said. The British government says they're GRU officers who were ordered to carry out a high-profile assassination.
    Google terminates Google Inbox service

    Google terminates Google Inbox service

    You could just use the pre-loaded labels like updates, purchases, trips, and so on, but Inbox supported custom labels as well. As Google plans to pull its plug on the Inbox by 2019, it is integrating some of the important features of Inbox to Gmail .
  • EPL TITLE RACE : Sarri rules Chelsea out, tips City, Reds for success

    EPL TITLE RACE : Sarri rules Chelsea out, tips City, Reds for success

    Asked whether the title is unrealistic, Sarri added: "I think so". "We need to improve". So I know that the matches after the break are very, very hard .
    News Corp Stands By Serena Williams Cartoon

    News Corp Stands By Serena Williams Cartoon

    The caricature was published alongside unflattering cartoons of US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. Knight responded with cartoon he said he drew of Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios who was "behaving badly" at the U.S.
    Erekat: We submitted case of Khan Al-Ahmar to the ICC

    Erekat: We submitted case of Khan Al-Ahmar to the ICC

    The move was made in response to the latest US decision to shut down the PLO delegation office in Washington. Zomlot was called home by Abbas in the spring as part of the crisis.


Popular

Dazzling Duchess - Inside Meghan’s first few months as a royal
She also repeatedly referenced Meghan's former best friend Ninaki Priddy. "She is very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends".

Meghan Markle mocked by half-sister Samantha in latest rant
Meghan goes incognito around London to do Pilates and visit her local Whole Foods store, according to sources . I think there was an element of "out of sight, out of mind" for Meghan, ' she said.

Watch Colin Kaepernick's New Nike Commercial as Controversy Continues
From NFL teams to pop culture references, it's been great fun hunting down these spin-off advertisements. Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, unveiled his first ad of the new campaign Monday.

Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe: court documents
Manafort made a similar unsuccessful request in his bank fraud and tax evasion trial in northern Virginia. Manafort is shown at the Republican convention in Cleveland behind Donald Trump on July 21, 2016.

Congressman Grijalva Upset Over Trump's Hurricane Maria Remarks
Those were not needed during the response phase and were not distributed by the governor of Puerto Rico or FEMA for that reason'. They factored in many variables, including the departure of hundreds of thousands of island residents in the aftermath of Maria.

Evacuees clogging highways ahead of Florence
An estimated 250,000 more people from the northern Outer Banks were due to be sent to higher ground starting Tuesday at midday. A storm surge warning has been issued from South Santee River, SC, to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

Naomi Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final
Mouratoglou admitted afterwards that he had tried to coach Williams, who said she never saw the Frenchman's gestures. Asked how she felt about being a role model for young children, Osaka gave mixed signals.

Trump Denies Nearly 3,000 Died in Puerto Rico
The study , released last month, showed a much higher death toll than the initial estimate of 64 people. People had trouble with access to health care and basic necessities like food and water, he said.

Donald Trump: Apple should make products in the USA to avoid tariffs
Apple does not disclose specific revenues for most of the affected products, but the Apple Watch may be the biggest seller. Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't sound that concerned about the tariffs during the company's Q3 earnings call .

How should you prepare for Hurricane Florence? | Don't Miss This
As of noon EDT, Florence was centered about 575 miles (925 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). Hurricane Isaac - which late Sunday became the fifth hurricane of the season - is heading west towards the Caribbean.