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Contaminated strawberries, Queensland - update 5

Investigations into cases of contaminated strawberries remain ongoing with no further updates at this time.

The Queensland Government is working closely with local and interstate stakeholders as the investigation continues.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young advises that if you still have Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries at home 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,” Dr Young said.

“Remember if in doubt, throw them out. Otherwise, make sure you chop before you chomp.”

Berry Licious, Berry Obsession and Donnybrook branded strawberries are the only three brands that have been withdrawn from the market.

All reports of contaminations are being fully investigated, but no further brands are being withdrawn at this time.

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 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Last updated: 17 September 2018