Sewing needles found in strawberries remind of sparks

Strawberries in a fruit shop

Consumers were urged to throw away strawberries purchased last week in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria after needles were found inside the fruit.

Health officials and police said Wednesday that the needles were hidden in at least three strawberry baskets supplied to Woolworths from a farm in southeastern Queensland.

A man posted a picture of the needle he found in a strawberry basket.

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Authorities are investigating the contamination after a man reported swallowing a strawberry with a needle on Sunday.