South Australia Added To Strawberry Contamination Scandal

Punnet bought from the Hills

Emma Charlton

16 September 2018

Emma Charlton

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It seems SA hasn't escaped the strawberry sabotage crisis.

A needle's been found in a punnet of Mal's Black Label bought from Littlehampton Foodland on Saturday.

The discovery makes South Australia the 5th state to be wound up in the scandal.

Two cases have been reported in Queensland, an unconfirmed report in Tasmania and as far south as Victoria.

SA Health is advising anyone with concerns to return the fruit or cut it up before consuming.

Mal's Black Label strawberries are grown in Perth and exported to the east coast by a third-party seller.

If you find anything foreign in your strawberry punnets, call Police immediately on 131 44.

They're also asking anyone with information about the crime to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Some retailers have strawberries going for as little as 25 cents a punnet.

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