Strawberries spook Australia into raising jail terms for food tampering

Empty shelves, normally stocked with strawberry punnets, are seen at a Coles Supermarket in Brisbane, Australia, September 14, 2018. AAP/Dan Peled/via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday increased the jail term to 15 years for anyone convicted of contaminating foodstuffs as a scare over needles found in strawberries and other fruits gripped the country. Police are investigating more than 100 reports of sewing needles found in strawberries, which have forced farmers to dump fruit as demand […]

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