Contaminated strawberry punnets reported in the region

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16 September 2018

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Police are calling for residents to check and report all contaminated strawberries - following a number of reports in the Sunraysia region.

Punnets have been handed in to Mildura Police Station; the Victorian Police Fraud and extortion squad now working with Queensland Police - according to the Sunraysia Daily.

A Sunraysia woman has taken to Facebook, claiming to have found needles in strawberries bought from Ritches IGA in Merbein.

The post has since been shared over 1500 times.

The local supermarket has reportedly since taken the brand of it's shelves.

Mallee MP Andrew Broad has shared his own post to Facebook in the wake of the national news story, urging Sunraysia residents not to abandon our local producers.


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