Sydney-bought strawberries contaminated with needles, NSW police confirm

Stocks of strawberries have been replaced

The needle scare started with the Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands, but has since expanded to include three more brands - Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis.

"These further instances are cases in which needles have been found within the strawberries and people have gone to eat them, have cut them up and found the needles".

"Whoever is behind this is not just putting families at risk across Queensland and the rest of Australia - they are putting an entire industry at risk", Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday.

"We're not going to stand for it".

In Queensland, these are the only three brands which have been confirmed as contaminated.

A $100,000 reward has reportedly been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Australia's strawberry spikers, amid fears up to six brands may have been contaminated with needles and pins.

One Australian woman posted photos online showing the needles inside strawberries her 10-year-old son was eating. He is being assessed by medics but his condition is not known.

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Queensland Police told national broadcaster ABC the contamination of the strawberries - usually sold in small plastic boxes called punnets - was done "obviously to injure somebody".

The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association said it's likely the affected strawberries were tampered with between the time they were packed and the time they were bought.

"Police are urging anyone who finds strawberry punnets containing foreign objects to contact the police in their home state".

Australians have also been warned to cut strawberries before eating them.

In a follow-up statement released on Facebook Thursday, the group said the strawberries were seemingly "interfered with between the time they were packed and the time they were purchased".

Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young has advised consumers to take care when consuming the fruit.

NSW police say they are continuing to liaise with retailers to ensure that all stock from the affected date has been removed from sale.

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