A COLES West Gosford customer was shocked to find a needle in their mango.

The customer reported the discovery to Police yesterday, shares Daily Telegraph.

“The customer purchased the mango at Coles West Gosford on Monday,” Chief Inspector Nigel Webber said.

“They had it for two days and later discovered, while cutting it up, a small needle.

“Police have seized the needle for forensic examination. No persons were injured.”

He said investigations into the matter were continuing.

Strawberries, bananas and apples have also been targeted in numerous cases of needle sabotage.

The recommendation is to cut up all fruit before serving.

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  • Such a pity that so much publicity was given in the first instance so that these hoaxes are now happening.


  • and it was all a hoax. What a surprise. out for 15 mins of fame.


  • These people should be thrown into jail and the key thrown away.


  • The needle in th fruit is obnoxious, thoughtless and ha to sop. The idiots that do it if caught shoud go to jail! Affecting both the growers and buyers of fruit.. Think there are a lot of copycats involved in this horrid contamination which could and will cause harm to a person, probably a child as they are the most trusting. I am still buying fruit but do check it by cutting it up to be safe. Whoever is doing it is sick and should be stopped quick…disgusted and loss of trust


  • this is such an absolute horrible thing to do to our farmers and more importantly us!

    It’s disgusting and cowardly and in true Aussie fashion we will not let this hurt us.

    We all need to continue to my our fruit and support our farmers, we just need to make sure we cut and check carefully

    I do hope that the police catch all these nasty people and charge them to the full extent of the law for this

    • I agree – let’s keep buying fruit and supporting farmers and not letting those doing these wicked deeds triumph!


  • Such a terrible thing to do and such a terrible waste to sabotage food. Do people think of the wider implications for the industry and for people – just dreadful! I will continue to buy fruit and just slice and cut!


  • Sick people at work.


  • This is ridiculous how many more cases are there.


  • If this destruction of fruit doesn’t stop our fruit industry is going to be destroyed.


  • 15 years if they catch the people responsible and l hope they get caught and enjoy jail time!


  • I wonder how many of these are copy cat?


  • So crazy!!!


  • I can’t believe this is still going on. These people need harsh punishment


  • my guess is smart alec copy cara now, bring on that new law about food sabotage


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