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Needles found in strawberries in two more Australian states

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I hope the farmers find the culprit --way out in a field where there's nobody around-- before the police do.

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Maybe the growers can sell the berries to a jam manufacturer?

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Japan: been there, done that!

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Human beings...SMH. Always some sick people trying to figure out ways to harm others.

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There has been four needles found and all strawberries have been pulled from the shelves in Australia and new Zealand has stopped all imports. I recall quire a few cases of this happening in Japan in recent years, usually in breads or cakes. However, I don't recall a national recall of all products that 'might' be effected.

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I hope the farmers find the culprit --way out in a field where there's nobody around-- before the police do.

You're hoping for even more violence? Nice.

Human beings...SMH. Always some sick people trying to figure out ways to harm others.

There sure are.

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Just another sign that "some humans" are very mentally sick!

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coward, low life.

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@Disillusioned

There has been four needles found and all strawberries have been pulled from the shelves in Australia and new Zealand has stopped all imports. 

Yeah but you wouldn't want to give people the mistaken impression that they're still off the shelves or anything.

The issue was first reported publicly on September 12, the original perpetrator hasn't been found, and this is the Prime Minister reported today (or yesterday), barely a week after the problem surfaced:

"Just go back to buying strawberries like you used to, and take the precautions that you should...Make a pav this weekend and put strawberries on it."

From this we can infer that strawberries are still easily available, and, as precautions are recommended, that it's possible that some may have sharp metal objects inside them, either by the original perpetrator or by one of the copycats who have also been active in the last week.

However, I don't recall a national recall of all products that 'might' be effected.

No. But should they be?

In Australia, a recall of that nature in response to the current spate of incidents would involve all strawberries nationwide, and now all bananas and all apples. And then any other fruit that someone happens to think of shoving needles into.

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