Police investigate food contamination reports, South Australia

Northern District police are investigating three incidents of food contamination at a Golden Grove supermarket over the past week.

Between Saturday 27 June and Wednesday 1 July, three different customers located foreign objects concealed in food items purchased at the Woolworths Supermarket at The Grove Shopping Centre.

Metal needles were located in a punnet of strawberries and in an avocado, and thumb tacks were located in a loaf of bread.

The contamination’s appear to be deliberate acts and are being investigated by Detectives from Northern District CIB with the assistance of Woolworths supermarkets.

Woolworths have also commenced an investigation with the assistance of their suppliers in line with their established food safety procedures.

As a precautionary measure, the Woolworths store involved opened and inspected the stock linked to the contaminated batches and no further product safety concerns were found.

Police ask that anyone with information that may assist the investigation contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online via the App.

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