The chopped strawberries have appeared in Sydney, with a horrified buyer who finds needles trapped in three pieces of fruit.
The Coles customer found pins that came out of the fruit sabotaged after buying the basket in a supermarket in Engadine, south of Sydney.
The consumer in question delivered the infected product to his local police station after finding the three sharp objects inside the berry.
A sixth case of needles found in strawberries has come to light after a mother in New South Wales said she found three pins hidden inside a basket (one of which is shown in the photo)
The product is now configured to undergo forensic testing at the local police station and the authorities work with the supermarket.
It is believed that the consumer had bought the brand & # 39; Delightful & # 39; but he returned it after a pin protruding from the fruit was discovered, the Daily Telegraph reported.
On Friday, six brands of strawberries were identified as potentially affected by the sabotage.
Victoria and police reported Thursday on a suspected copying incident in which a small steel bar was found in a basket in Queensland
It is believed that the contamination has affected the brands & # 39; Berry Obsession & # 39 ;, Berry Licious & # 39 ;, Love Berry & # 39 ;, & # 39; Donnybrook Berries & # 39 ;, & # 39; Delightful Strawberries & # 39; and & # 39; Oasis & # 39;
These brands are sold in Coles, Woolworths and ALDI in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
On Friday, the police asked anyone to find a needle in their strawberries to carry the basket to their local station.
Supermarkets are working with their suppliers to investigate the incident
Coles and Aldi have removed all strawberry brands from their shelves in New South Wales since the last contaminated basket.
Despite the fear throughout the country, strawberries producers have asked consumers to continue buying the product, but first cut the fruit.
"This is the food terrorism that is putting the industry on its knees," said Strawberries Australia Inc. spokesman in Queensland, Ray Daniels.
"But I would tell people that we produce 800,000 baskets per day and that seven needles were found, you have more chances of winning a lottery than of being affected," Newscorp reported.