A 50-year-old woman has been charged over the strawberry contamination scandal in Queensland.
The woman charged with starting the strawberry needle contamination crisis reportedly worked as a farm supervisor and was unhappy with the way she was being treated.
My Ut Trinh, known as Judy, was arrested on Sunday after a two-month police investigation linked her DNA to the first discovered needle, which police allege was found in a punnet from Queensland’s Berrylicious/Berry Obsession farm, reports Daily Mail.
She has been charged with seven counts contamination of goods which carries a three-year maximum penalty.
Strawberries contaminated with needles were found across the country in September, sparking nationwide panic that resulted in tonnes of fruit being destroyed.
She is accused of inserting a needle into a strawberry because she was unhappy with the company – triggering the contamination crisis and setting off a string of copycat incidents across Australia.
The first report of contamination was made in Queensland on September 12 when Queensland man Hoani Hearne swallowed half a needle biting into a contaminated strawberry purchased from a Woolworths store north of Brisbane.
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