Alleged strawberry contamination update, TAS

Bellerive CIB is waiting on forensic examination results following an alleged strawberry contamination at Woolworths, Rosny, on Sunday night, Tasmania Police say.

Detective Acting Inspector David Richardson said that the results were expected to be received in coming days.

“There is no evidence to suggest at this stage that the alleged contamination is linked to the Queensland incident or is a hoax,” Detective Acting Inspector Richardson said.

“We are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

“All relevant information is being collated in each state and provided to Queensland authorities to assist with their ongoing investigation.”

Police wish to urge members of the public to be attentive when consuming food products, such as fresh strawberries, and to report the matter to police if they believe they have purchased products that have been potentially contaminated.

Information can be provided by calling Tasmania Police on 131 444 or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

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