In Queensland's Gladstone, a 9-year-old boy bit into a strawberry with a needle in it, but thankfully wasn't pricked.
Woolworths has issued a recall of strawberries, asking customers to return strawberries purchased at stores across the country for a refund.
Sunshine Coast strawberry farmer Adrian Schultz said, with many farmers already struggling after a tough season, the fear of copycat incidents affecting sales was a concern.
Queensland Acting Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said on September 12 that the police were in contact with the farm operators and Woolworths representatives, and that they believed that the offender contaminated the stock intentionally.
"We are now working with retailers nationwide to ensure that all Donnybrook stock is removed from sale", Dr Young said.
The incident, reported at a supermarket in Gatton, involves the discovery of a thin metal object in a punnet of strawberries.
"It wasn't five minutes later they rang back and said it was too late, he'd actually bitten into it". "And told the teacher there was a needle in his strawberry".
Neither Queensland police or Queensland Health confirmed Ms Faugeras' claims in their press conference on Thursday afternoon.
Strawberries from Berry Obsession and Berry Licious have been contaminated with sewing needles.
"At this time [we] have reason to suspect a disgruntled ex-employee may have orchestrated the occurrence, wherein sewing needles were found in a number of strawberries in Queensland and Victoria", the Queensland Strawberry Growers Association said in a statement. "We're keeping a very open mind as to where this may have occurred".
In the post Ms Faugeras says her 10-year-old discovered a pin embedded in a strawberry while eating a punnet they had bought from the Coles at Wingham.
"Police will eventually come and collect those strawberries and the potential evidence from you".
"We just really want to reinforce that it was one farm that's been affected - the two labels within the one farm, and all those strawberries have been pulled off the shelves", she has told ABC radio.
It was the first time needles have been discovered in strawberries in NSW after four contaminated punnets were discovered in Queensland and NSW in recent days.
"But at this stage, please cut them up and just look to make sure they haven't been contaminated", Dr Young said. If you are in doubt of the brand, throw them out.
Those strawberries sold after Thursday are said to have been from a later shipment and are safe from the threat.
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