More claims of contaminated fruit

Fruit contamination protocol: NSW Police have said contaminated food should be returned to point of sale, who will report it to NSW authorities, that is, the Department of Primary Industries. Picture: Seven News
Fruit contamination protocol: NSW Police have said contaminated food should be returned to point of sale, who will report it to NSW authorities, that is, the Department of Primary Industries. Picture: Seven News

It’s been months since needles were first found in strawberries, but it seems the saga has continued after a family from Casula reported their discovery of an orange with a needle in it last week.

The story surfaced after they did an interview with SevenNews.

The pointy object was found by Maddie Sheridan, 4, after her mother and she cut up the piece of fruit.

According to Seven News the family returned the piece of fruit to Casula Woolworths and authorities were notified.

A spokesperson from the WoolworthsGroup made a statement: “At Woolworths we treat product safety very seriously. We're aware of the customer report and are investigating the matter.”

Fairfax Media contacted LiverpoolPolice who said they weren’t aware of last week’s reports of a contaminated orange, however NSW Police Media said investigations are continuing by the NSWFoodAuthority.

“NSW Police investigate large-scale food contamination – where it’s believed to be a deliberate or criminal act,” a spokesperson said.

“The recent widely-publicised strawberry contamination was believed to have originated in Queensland and the investigation was led by Queensland Health and police.

“NSW Police simply provided information about product received in NSW. 

“We have now returned to business as usual.

“Any food contamination should be returned to the point of sale awhere staff will report it to NSW authorities such as the Department of Primary Industries.”​

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