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    Needles found in strawberries

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4453306/s...and-australia/

    Thought I'd post this story as a heads up as I have bought strawberries here in Thailand in Tops and Makro exported from Australia.

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    Not just strawberries. It seems there is an epidemic of arseholes in Australia at the moment.

    Apparently they caught one ten year old doing it.

    They should announce that they've handed him over to Catholic priests, that ought to be an adequate deterrent to other kids.


    A young boy has been arrested after police said he admitted hiding sewing needles in
    strawberries in Australia in a scandal that has led to fruit contamination fears across the country.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8544561.html

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    Heard this story last week on the World Service my first thought was don't they go through a metal detector after packing, obviously not

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Heard this story last week on the World Service my first thought was don't they go through a metal detector after packing, obviously not
    Some do, some don't.

    Strawberry farming is mainly small farms, hence many producers.

    I'm still buying ... just cutting them in half.

    Of course, now there is wholesale dumping at the farm gate.


    So sad to see this waste ...


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    ^That sucks all because of some A-hole.

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    Stupid just to dump them. Should have made jam or even better Strawberry Schnapps.

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    Bought some Aussie strawberries today from Tops

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    ^ be wary of toothpicks

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    Bet they weren't cheap?

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    Strawberry needle contamination: Accused woman motivated by spite, court hears


    My Ut Trinh was arrested yesterday following a lengthy police investigation


    A farm supervisor who allegedly put needles in strawberries did so out of spite, a Brisbane court has heard.

    Key points:
    • The 50-year-old has been charged with seven counts of contaminating goods
    • The charges are understood to relate to one of the original cases
    • Strawberry growers say the impact of the contamination scare "crippled" the industry


    My Ut Trinh, 50, will remain in custody after her lawyer withdrew an application for bail in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

    She was arrested in Brisbane on Sunday, two months after Queensland Police fronted the media to warn about punnets being contaminated with needles.

    Ms Trinh worked as a supervisor at the Berry Licious farm, but her lawyer said she did not work picking strawberries or in the packing sheds.
    The court heard the woman was allegedly acting out of spite and that it was an act of sabotage.
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