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Sewing needles have been found DELIBERATELY hidden inside strawberries

16 September 2018

"It snapped in half, my knee-jerk reaction was to swallow, and I found the other half of the needle in the strawberry", he said.

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

It came as a NSW mother said she found more sabotaged strawberries, in the first instance for that state following the recent scares in Queensland.

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

Gane made the Facebook post while they were at the ER at 12:52 p.m. local time. A product recall was under way.

In a follow-up statement released on Facebook Thursday, the group said the strawberries were seemingly "interfered with between the time they were packed and the time they were purchased". "They suspect it is foul play, but unsure whether it was via the supplier, Woolworths, or a customer".

Police were investigating the possibility of an extortion attempt or someone carrying out a vendetta against the supermarket giant.

According to the Herald Sun, health officials and police said on September 12 that three punnets of strawberries from Queensland and Victoria had been found to have needles in them-one from Queensland and two from Victoria.

Queensland's chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said strawberries would be back on shelves on Thursday and urged people to throw out any frozen fruit or fruit purchased in the past week.

Queensland Police Service's Detective Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence encouraged anyone with information that could help the investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

"[It's been done] obviously to injure somebody", he said.

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

They are working with retailers to remove all stock from the affected date are removed from sale.

What's going on with the strawberries?

Police are now interviewing what could end up being around 100 staff from the two affected farms, the ABC reported.

'Any strawberries that you are certain are not the brands Berry Licious and Berry Obsession, are safe, ' she confirmed.

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

A nine-year old boy bit into a contaminated fruit but did not swallow.

'There is no reason to stop eating strawberries, we just need to be aware of this incident'.

It's feared six separate brands of brands of strawberries have been contaminated with needles.

Can I still buy and eat strawberries?

"I mean farmers are struggling enough as it is without people boycotting strawberries altogether!"

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

On Wednesday, 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 store in Gatton.

"He's going through hell, it's an very bad situation to be in", Rowling said. If you are in doubt of the brand, throw them out.

Sewing needles have been found DELIBERATELY hidden inside strawberries