4-Year-Old Girl Finds Needle Inside Orange In Sydney
It’s been weeks since we’ve seen a case, but the contaminated fruit epidemic is sadly far from over, after a needle was found inside an orange last night.
The orange was purchased from a Woolworths earlier in the day on Thursday, shocking a family from Casula in Sydney’s southwest as they discovered the needle.
The Contaminated Fruit Saga Continues As A Young Girl Finds A Needle Inside An Orange IN Sydney
7 News is reporting that a four-year-old girl, Maddie Sheridan, discovered the sharp object after receiving a piece of the fruit from her mum.
“We’re shocked. We feel violated,” said Maddie’s mother.
The disturbing find was confirmed by the supermarket and police were immediately notified.
Investigators will now attempt to determine when the orange was contaminated, as it’s believed that the fruit may have been in storage for a number of weeks.
This find comes almost two months since the initial sabotage began in Queensland, which began in strawberries from the brands Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook brands.
The needle incident affected all six states with reports of tampering in strawberries, apples, bananas and even a cucumber.
Police believe that a number of copycats were to blame for the extent of the issue, as it quickly spread beyond the original single grower in Queensland.
The NSW Police Force has warned people that anyone involved in food contamination will face a jail sentence of up to 10 years.