Multiple strawberries found to have needles in NZ punnet
Officials say needles were found in three separate strawberries in a punnet sold in an Auckland supermarket.
The needles were found in Choice-brand Western Australian strawberries bought at the St Lukes Countdown in Auckland.
The case follows a spate of reports in Australia.
Contaminated strawberries were found across five states with the West Australian government offering a $100,000 reward for information.
The Ministry for Primary Industries said they were informed by Woolworths, just before 4pm that afternoon, and all Choice-brand strawberries were then pulled from the shelves nationwide.
Countdown is advising customers to cut up strawberries before consuming them, or to return them for a refund.
Countdown would continue to stock New Zealand strawberries.