Scare Over Needles in Strawberries Spreads Across Australia
No injuries have been reported, but the country's government has launched an investigation after the discovery of sewing needles in some supermarket strawberries.
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Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit. The government of Queensland state, where the contamination scare started last week, offered a 100,000 Australian dollar ($72,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for inserting needles into strawberries after six…