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Needles found in Gladstone family's strawberries

16 September 2018

"We could be finished by the weekend", he said.

"Until advised, consumers should cut up strawberries before consuming them", Queensland Health later said in a statement posted on Twitter. "It makes it hard because you might need to dispose of them earlier, but just cut them up for safety's sake".

An update on the investigation was released amid what authorities said was thought to be a "copycat incident" and provided a photo in relation to it.

"[It's been done] obviously to injure somebody", Queensland Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence of the State Crime Command told ABC Australia.

"Police have spoken to the person who operates the farm and they are assisting us with our inquiries", he said.

She referred to the problem as "an isolated incident" and "sabotage".

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(Facebook) A NSW mum has posted pictures of needles she said she found in strawberries she was eating with her children.

"It wasn't five minutes later they rang back and said it was too late, he'd actually bitten into it", she told 9 News.

Berry Obsession, Berry Licious, Love Berry, Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries, and Oasis are the brands affected.

As a precaution, Queensland Health's chief health officer, Jeanette Young, advised people in the states of Queensland, Victoria, and NSW on September 12 to throw out their strawberries that were bought early last week, the Herald Sun reported. They are working with retailers to remove all stock from the affected date are removed from sale.

Angela Stevenson was cutting up strawberries purchased from Woolworths in Kirkwood, for daughter Koby-Rose, 1 when she discovered a needle inside one of the strawberries.

So far, NSW Police has received reports of contaminated strawberries purchased at supermarkets at Tweed Heads, Taree, and Wingham.

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Police have been unable to confirm whether the contaminated products are linked to the original contamination in Queensland or a copycat, however they are urging anyone who has purchased contaminated products to take the punnet to their local police station immediately for forensic testing.

The discovery of sewing needles hidden inside strawberries has prompted a food recall in Queensland.

All three brands have now been withdrawn from sale.

Australians are encouraged to check their strawberries after what's believed to be a copycat planted metal rods in strawberries in Queensland.

The disturbing discovery was made by a Coles employee who saw the risky object inside a punnet of strawberries at a shop in Gatton, west of Brisbane yesterday.

Queensland police and Australian Border Force officers inspected the farm at Wamuran, north of Brisbane, on Thursday where the contaminated berries came from as they hunted for the culprit.

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"People are contacting us out of concern and saying: 'This is what I've got, what do you think?'", he said.

Needles found in Gladstone family's strawberries