An­other nee­dle found in su­per­mar­ket straw­berry

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A nee­dle has been found in a straw­berry bought from a Tau­ranga su­per­mar­ket. Food­stuffs NZ spokes­woman An­toinette Laird said the com­pany was aware of an is­sue with a pin or nee­dle be­ing found in a pun­net of straw­ber­ries bought at one of its Pak ‘N Save Tau­ranga stores. ‘‘The re­main­ing prod­uct has since been re­moved from the store’s shelves,’’ Laird said. ‘‘Cus­tomer safety is our num­ber one pri­or­ity and we en­cour­age all cus­tomers to con­tact stores di­rectly should they ever en­counter a tam­per­ing is­sue with a prod­uct.’’ Food­stuffs was li­ais­ing with the au­thor­i­ties and was un­able to com­ment fur­ther, she said. Po­lice con­firmed they had re­ceived a re­port of a nee­dle in a straw­berry. The mat­ter had been re­ferred to MPI, a state­ment said. Last month, a nee­dle was found in­side a straw­berry in a pun­net pur­chased at FreshChoice in Geral­dine, in South Can­ter­bury. A FreshChoice spokesper­son said at the time Min­istry for Pri­mary In­dus­tries (MPI) was no­ti­fied, and as pre­cau­tion all straw­ber­ries were re­moved from the su­per­mar­ket. In Septem­ber, more than one nee­dle was found in a pun­net of Aus­tralian-sourced straw­ber­ries bought in Auck­land. The cases fol­low sev­eral in­ci­dents of peo­ple find­ing nee­dles in their fruit in Aus­tralia.

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