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Contaminated strawberries, Queensland - update 2

Investigations have confirmed a further three credible cases of strawberry contamination, taking the total to seven.

The additional cases of contamination have affected the Donnybrook brand of strawberries. ln response to the additional cases, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has requested retailers withdraw all Donnybrook strawberries.

"We are currently working with retailers nationwide to ensure that all Donnybrook stock is removed from sale," Dr Young said.

"lf you have Donnybrook strawberries at home, or are unsure of the brand, you should return them to the store or throw them away.

"For all other brands, our advice remains that you can continue to eat strawberries, but you should cut them up before eating."

"We are working closely with our local and interstate counterparts as the investigation continues and are committed to keeping the public informed as this progresses."

The initial brands affected by the contamination, Berry Licious and Berry Obsession, have already been removed from sale and are no longer in market.

Queensland Police Service investigations are continuing. Police are urging anyone who locates strawberries containing the needles to contact Policelink for further advice on 131 444.

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18th September to 24th September

 Products of the Week

  • Rockmelon
  • Corn
  • Tomato 

Fruit Happenings

The recall on strawberries have devestated the industy. Please tell customers that strawberries are still fine to eat, but we do reccomend they cut or slice the strawberries before eating.

Tomatoes are in good supply this week, so prices should remain good.

Rockmelon and Seedless watermelon are in good supply also.


Vegetable Happenings

Mushrooms are still in very short supply.

Lettuce, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Silverbeet and Asparagus are still good value and good quality.

Washed potatoes and chats are very good quality at the moment and we can now supply New Season snow whites.


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