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Contaminated strawberries, Queensland – update 3

Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries are continuing.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has confirmed that Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the three brands that have confirmed contaminations.

“All reports of contaminations are being fully investigated, but no other brands are being withdrawn at this time,” Dr Young said.

“We are working closely with our local and interstate counterparts as the investigation continues and are committed to keeping the public informed as this progresses.

“Work is underway with retailers nationwide to ensure that all Donnybrook branded strawberries are removed from sale,” Dr Young said.

“The initial brands affected by the contamination, Berry Licious and Berry Obsession, have already been removed from sale and are no longer in market.

“If you still have Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries at home, or are unsure of the brand, you should return them to the store or throw them away.

“For all other brands, our advice remains that you can continue to eat strawberries, but you should cut them up before eating.”

The Queensland Government has offered a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible.

Anyone with information should contact police.

Last updated: 15 September 2018