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Contaminated Strawberries Found In South Australia

SA Police in conjunction with SA Health are advising members of the public to check punnets of Mal’s Black Label strawberries following a report of a needle found inside the fruit this morning.

A member of the public reported purchasing a punnet of Mal’s Black Label strawberries yesterday afternoon (Saturday 15 September) from Klose’s Foodland Supermarket at Littlehampton. When the fruit was consumed this morning, a needle was found inside one of the strawberries. There were no reported injuries.

The punnet was immediately returned to the store and the business advised of the incident. The store removed all remaining stock from its shelves and at all other Klose’s Foodland locations.

Police are investigating.

Police are urging anyone who may have purchased a punnet of Mal’s Black Label strawberries from Foodland at Littlehampton to check the product prior to consumption.

SA Health advises that if consumers are concerned about other brands of strawberries they should consider chopping them up before consumption.

Please contact police immediately if you find any contaminated fruit on 131444. Or if you have any information relating to who may be responsible for this matter to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

- SAPOL

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