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STRAWBERRIES CONTAMINATED BY NEEDLES HAVE NOW BEEN DISCOVERED IN ALL SIX STATES

* Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook Berries have recalled their strawberries nationwide.

* Health authorities across the country are urging people to cut up strawberries before eating them.

QLD

* Original source of the scare with strawberries from a Sunshine Coast grower being pulled from shelves last week after two separate reports of needles being discovered inside berries.

* Multiple reports are under investigation by Queensland health of people discovering needles in strawberries in the past two weeks.

* Queensland government has offered $1 million to help farmers struggling due to the scare.

* A $100,000 reward has been offered leading to the discovery of the culprit or culprits.

* A woman received a warning by police after being caught sticking a needle into a banana at a shop in Mackay.

NSW

* NSW Police have received reports of contaminated strawberries purchased at supermarkets at Tweed Heads, Taree, and Wingham.

* NSW Police on Tuesday confirmed needles had been found in an apple and a banana purchased from separate Sydney stores.

WA

* Contaminated strawberries have been reported four times in Western Australia, including three reports from Perth.

TAS

* A woman reported on social media she’d found a needle in a punnet of strawberries she bought from a Hobart supermarket on the weekend.

SA

* Two contaminated punnets of Western Australian-grown Mal’s Black Label strawberries have been found in towns outside Adelaide.

VIC

* Two contaminated punnets reportedly located in regional Victoria as part of original investigation. No further reports since.