Australian woman charged with contaminating strawberries with needles

FILE PHOTO: Customer notice signs are displayed underneath packets of Australia strawberries on sale at a supermarket in the central New South Wales town of Mudgee in Australia, September 23, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A 50-year-old woman will face court on Monday after police charged her with contaminating strawberries with needles, an episode that spurred one of Australia’s biggest food scares. Australia’s strawberry industry, worth A$160 million (89.44 million pounds), was rocked in September after nearly 200 complaints were made of sewing needles found in strawberries […]

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