Health Alert for contaminated strawberries with needles.
Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing with n
o further updates at this time.
Also rest assured that we continue to strongly support the strawberry industry t
hrough these disruptive times.
At this juncture we should continue to follow the guidance of th
e team heading up the investigation and this is below -
Latest notification by Queensland Health:
The Queensland Government is working closely with local and interstate stakeholders as
the investigation continues.
s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young advice remains that you can cont
inue to eat strawberries, but you
should cut them up before eating,
Dr Young said.
Remember if in doubt, throw them out. Otherwise, make sure you chop befo
re you chomp.
Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three bran
ds that have been
withdrawn from the market.
All reports of contaminations are being fully investigated, but no furt
her brands are being withdrawn at this time.
The Queensland Government has offered a $100,000 reward for any information leading t
o the arrest and conviction of
If you come in contact with contaminated produce, immediately cal
l the police on 131 444.
If you are concerned call HEALTH (13 433 25 84) or speak to your GP.
Anyone with any information should contact police or Crime Stoppers
on 1800 333 000.