Help for strawberry growers.
IF YOU have any concerns about needles in your strawberries, cut them in half and have a look inside.
That was the message from Growcom chief advocate Rachel Mackenzie who is calling for some ‘perspective’ on the media storm after sewing needles were found in strawberries.
While the saga continues to make headlines, some consumers have taken to social media to pledge their allegiance to farmers, sharing posts and recipes with strawberries.
The Rural Weekly created a meme (above) which was viewed by more than 30,000 people online.
Ms Mackenzie agreed the incident was shocking, but stressed some perspective was needed.
“While of the severity of this issue is significant, the risk of a consumer being affected is small,” she said.
Ms Mackenzie said Growcom would work with growers to minimise the incident’s long-term impact on the industry.
“We will work collaboratively with the Queensland Strawberry Growers Association on the best way to move forward, but the clear message in the short term is if you are concerned, cut your strawberries in half,” she said.
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