Sharp ob­jects found in straw­ber­ries

The Advertiser - - NEWS - MITCH MOTT

TWO in­ci­dents of straw­berry con­tam­i­na­tion have been re­ported to po­lice, re­new­ing fears of a fresh fruit cri­sis.

South Aus­tralian po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the sep­a­rate in­ci­dents in Sal­is­bury and Clare af­ter sharp ob­jects were found em­bed­ded in straw­ber­ries yes­ter­day. It’s un­clear whether the straw­ber­ries were the same brand.

The in­ci­dent comes more than a month since the last fruit con­tam­i­na­tion in South Aus­tralia. Po­lice are re­com- mend­ing all straw­ber­ries be cut up be­fore con­sump­tion and any con­tam­i­na­tion should be re­ported to po­lice

In Septem­ber, straw­berry pro­duc­ers were forced to dump hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars of stock over con­tam­i­na­tion fears.

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