Crookwell IGA not stocking contaminated strawberries

Contaminated strawberries, Berry Liscious and Berry Obsession, are not currently stocked in Crookwell IGA.

Warnings were issued after needles were found inside strawberries – one in Queensland and two in Victoria.

Crookwell IGA is not stocking contaminated strawberries. Photo Pixabay.

Crookwell IGA is not stocking contaminated strawberries. Photo Pixabay.

There have been no reports of contaminated strawberries in NSW, however, “If in doubt, throw the strawberries out,” ACT chief health officer Dr Paul Kelly told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Berry Liscious and Berry Obsession are the only brands of concern and the contaminated fruit is no longer available for sale,” Dr Kelly said.

“However, if people don’t know what brand of strawberries they have, and they want to be ultra-cautious, then I would advise they throw the strawberries out.

“People who have purchased fresh strawberries and then frozen them without the packaging for later use should be particularly cautious.

“You may not know the brand of strawberries you have purchased.”