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Strawberry contamination becomes international crisis after needles are found in New Zealand fruits

Strawberry nightmare becomes an international crisis as needles are found in fruit in New Zealand after being imported from Australia

  • Strawberry contamination reaches New Zealand after needles found in fruits
  • Countdown is warning customers to cut up strawberries before eating them 
  • The Choice brand strawberries have been removed at several supermarkets  

The strawberry contamination saga has become an international crisis after needles are found in New Zealand fruits. 

Supermarket chain Countdown, is warning customers to cut up strawberries before consuming them after needles were found in the fruit bought in an Auckland supermarket, NZ Herald reported. 

The Choice brand strawberries, which were sourced from Western Australia, have been taken off the shelf at Countdown, Supervalue and FreshChoice supermarkets. 

The strawberry contamination saga has become an international crisis after needles are found in New Zealand fruits (pictured needle found in strawberry in Australia)

Countdown is giving customers the choice to return their strawberries in exchange for a refund. 

‘As an extra precaution and following similar advice from public health authorities in Australia, customers should cut up any Australian strawberries before eating them,’ the supermarket said.

‘Countdown is in contact with both New Zealand and Australian authorities as they investigate this matter.’

More to come.

'Countdown is in contact with both New Zealand and Australian authorities as they investigate this matter' (stock)

‘Countdown is in contact with both New Zealand and Australian authorities as they investigate this matter’ (stock)

 

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