19 Sep 2018

Australia's strawberry needle scare

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:16 pm on 19 September 2018

Australians are having to throw out or chop up their strawberries after needles were found in the fruit in all six states. 

In New Zealand, Queensland-grown strawberries have been pulled from supermarket shelves as officials look into the incident, which has been called "commercial terrorism" by some in the industry. 

Professor Nigel Grigg is a supply chain expert at Massey University, discusses how damaging this tampering could be. 

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Photo: Facebook / Angela Stevenson

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