Straw­berry re­ward of­fered

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS -

IN­VES­TI­GA­TIONS into cases of con­tam­i­nated straw­ber­ries are con­tin­u­ing.

Queens­land’s Chief Health Of­fi­cer Dr Jeanette Young has con­firmed Berry Li­cious, Berry Ob­ses­sion and Don­ny­brook branded straw­ber­ries are the three brands that have con­firmed con­tam­i­na­tions.

“We are work­ing closely with our lo­cal and in­ter­state coun­ter­parts as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues and are com­mit­ted to keep­ing the pub­lic in­formed as this pro­gresses,” Dr Young said.

“Work is un­der way with re­tail­ers na­tion­wide to en­sure that all Don­ny­brook branded straw­ber­ries are re­moved from sale,” Dr Young said.

“The ini­tial brands af­fected by the con­tam­i­na­tion, Berry Li­cious and Berry Ob­ses­sion, have al­ready been re­moved from sale and are no longer in mar­ket.

“If you still have Berry Li­cious, Berry Ob­ses­sion and Don­ny­brook branded straw­ber­ries at home, or are un­sure of the brand, you should re­turn them to the store or throw them away.

“For all other brands, our ad­vice re­mains that you can con­tinue to eat straw­ber­ries, but you should cut them up be­fore eat­ing.”

The Queens­land Gov­ern­ment has of­fered a $100,000 re­ward for any in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of any­one re­spon­si­ble.

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