Six brands of strawberries implicated in contamination incident

Canberrans who have purchased punnets of Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries, Oasis, Love Berry, Berry Licious and Berry Obsession brand strawberries should throw them out after several incidents of needles found in strawberries.

Acting ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley said anyone who had strawberries should check which brand they were.

“If you have Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries, Oasis, Love Berry, Berry Licious or Berry Obsessionstrawberries at home or are unsure of the brand, you should throw them out,” Dr Pengilley said.

ACT Health advises strawberries from other brands remain safe and can continue to be eaten, but consumers should cut them up before eating.

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

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

“If in doubt, throw them out.”

If anyone discovers their fruit is contaminated they should contact the Health Protection Service on 
0408 623 407.

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Published date: 

Friday, September 14, 2018