Nearly a month since the strawberry scandal it has been reported authorities have still not revealed the source of the initial contamination.

A month since a strawberry with a needle in it was reported to Queensland Police, and we still have no answers.

Affected punnets were also found across the country, including Tasmania, South Australia and WA in what was believed to be a copy cat situation.

Queensland Police are still investigating the incidents, and in a statement said they would tell the public if any charges were laid, reports ABC news.

There were several confirmed cases of strawberries with needles found in them, with the first were reported in Queensland, and revealed by authorities on September 13.

Berry Licious and Berry Obsession were the first cases reported on September 12.

On September 14, Queensland Health announced strawberries from Donnybrook farms north of Brisbane were being pulled from supermarket shelves after three incidents.

At least seven brands of strawberries had contaminated punnets, including Donnybrook Berries, Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries, Oasis brands, Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Mal’s Black Label strawberries.

Be alert!

Woolworths has continued to stock strawberries and currently strawberries are coming from Queensland and Western Australia, with the Victorian season set to start in about two weeks.

“We’re working closely with suppliers and growers to ensure strawberries remain available on our shelves for our customers to enjoy,” a spokesperson said.

“While we’ve introduced additional safety measures, we urge customers to continue following the advice of the health authorities and cut up all strawberries before eating them.”

I must admit we grabbed a punnet the other day and I totally forgot about cutting them until my son mentioned it to me.

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  • I was never really concerned, I thought they caught the culprit now? I have the most amazing looking strawberries in my fridge right now :)


  • I was never concerned, I always cut my fruit up. Have they actually caught the person/s responsible? I’ve seen a couple more incidents, but don’t remember seeing the person caught


  • Not good there aren’t any answers yet !
    Yep, keep up cutting your fruits and be safe all !


  • Our local Coles is getting theirs from Waneroo in WA at the moment. Hopefully these is no issues over there.


  • My son still asks if the fruit is safe, sad really


  • I’ve still been buying them and cutting them up. Can’t wait until this is no longer a concern. My 3 year old loves her fruit and she doesn’t quite understand I need to cut them up and hiding them in the fridge is not easy


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