Strawberry needle crisis: Farmer worker has bail application rejected

BREAKING: Woman arrested following major investigation into national strawberry contamination

A WOMAN has been arrested and is expected to be charged later this evening following a protracted and complex police investigation into Australia's strawberry contamination scare.

After the discovery of punnets of strawberries contaminated with needles, Queensland authorities notified the public of the safety risk on September 12.

As a result of the scare, Australia government rushed through new, harsh rules for anyone caught tampering with food, with those found guilty facing a maximum prison term of 10 to 15 years.

An Australian woman has been arrested in connection to a number of needles being found in strawberries.

The Caboolture woman will face court after being charged over the strawberry contamination crisis.

Investigations into the broader contamination scandal are ongoing.

Thousands of strawberries were left to rot in Queensland after the needles were found buried within a few.

Police have made their first arrest in the cases of strawberry sabotage in Australia, in which sewing needles were found in fruit sold in six states.

Falcons sign OL Bruce Irvin
The pass rusher was cut by the Oakland Raiders last week after he played just nine snaps in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers. But the Falcons have won three in a row since then and still have the talent to get back in the wild-card race.

Police were not able to immediately confirm any more details about the woman, such as where she was arrested.

One man was taken to hospital in September after swallowing one of the strawberries.

The investigation was not over, with further investigative strategies being undertaken, he said.

"The Queensland Police Service has allocated a significant amount of resources to ensure those responsible are brought to justice", Spt Wacker said.

It also sent panic across the country's almost $150 million strawberry industry as supermarkets pulled the fruit from their shelves and some growers chose to dump their product at the peak of the season.

"This has probably been one of the most trying investigations that I've been part of", Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker told reporters in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland state where the contamination crisis was first reported.

Queensland Strawberry Growers Association vice president Adrian Schultz thanked police for their work.

Related News:

  • Spice Girls on Jonathan Ross tackle missing spice Victoria Beckham

    Spice Girls on Jonathan Ross tackle missing spice Victoria Beckham

    Stone explained how, as a child, she went up to her second grade teacher and asked to be called Emma instead of Emily. Just days ago, we discovered we've been singing this iconic Spice Girls lyric wrong for decades .
    Elections experts say process working amid furor

    Elections experts say process working amid furor

    Florida counties have until noon Saturday to submit unofficial election results to the Department of State. The results of that recount would determine whether a manual recount of over- and undervotes is necessary.
    Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems Will Clear in 24 Hours

    Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems Will Clear in 24 Hours

    Windows 10 has the Cortana assistant, named after a character from the Halo videogame series published by Microsoft. Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available in late November 2018.
  • Japanese TV show axes BTS performance over atomic bomb T-shirt

    Japanese TV show axes BTS performance over atomic bomb T-shirt

    BTS member Jimin reportedly wore the shirt past year , on Aug 15, when Koreans celebrate the end of Japanese occupation in 1945. It is unclear when exactly Jimin wore the shirt in question, but pictures of him in it started circulating online in October.
    Rising trend of casino apps

    Rising trend of casino apps

    For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.
    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.
  • Man Utd's Martial earns recall to France squad

    Man Utd's Martial earns recall to France squad

    Anthony Martial was called back to France's national team on Thursday, eight months after his latest appearance with the squad. The friendly against Uruguay will be played at the Stade de France on Tuesday, November 20.
    Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich - Football Match Report

    Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich - Football Match Report

    Lewandowski, who'd had a goal ruled out for offside, had an injury-time equalizer ruled out through VAR, again for offside. Reus finally fired Dortmund level when he volleyed home a Lukasz Piszczek cross in the 67th minute.
    United States  welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes engaged in Yemen war

    United States welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes engaged in Yemen war

    Save the Children reported nearly 100 air strikes - five times as many as in the whole first week of October - at the weekend. Almost 10,000 people have since been killed and the country now stands at the brink of starvation .
  • Saints' Dez Bryant not to expected to make debut Sunday vs. Bengals

    Saints' Dez Bryant not to expected to make debut Sunday vs. Bengals

    But Payton added, "we felt like he did a number of things that we liked in the workout". Then, the Ravens offered him a healthy multi-year deal that Bryant didn't want.
    Ringing of bells and remembrance day service in Innisfil

    Ringing of bells and remembrance day service in Innisfil

    The church bells will chime 100 times at dusk, a sound that will resonate in community's right across Canada. But Sarah and Nicole will strike their's 21 more times at 11:11, 21-gun salute-style.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.


Most liked

Bucks crush defending champs on Golden State's home court
Golden State (10-2) is still tied for the second-best start in franchise history behind the 2015-16 team that began 24-0. We won the last eight and we were feeling pretty good about ourselves and it was just one of those nights.

'Terrorist' on stabbing rampage shot dead in Melbourne
Speaking on the Today Show , he said Khalif's vehicle contained gas cylinders and it is believed he meant to cause an explosion. Police have asked members of the public to send images and video of the incident in order to help with their investigation.

In Somalia, the attack took place, killing 20 people
After three initial explosions in front of the hotel in Mogadishu , a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. But Bashir Hassan Farah, another ambulance medic, later said he saw 20 dead bodies, majority civilians.

Democrats demand Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from Mueller probe
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Whitaker was "appointed legally" and there was no reason for him to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation.

Manchester City vs. Manchester United - Football Match Report
Sterling played a vital part in last season's Premier League title success, scoring 18 goals and setting up another 11. The vision the club gave me sold me straight away.

National Basketball Association fines Irving $25K for throwing ball in stands
"The ball deserves to go into the crowd after a bull [expletive] move like that", Irving told reporters . Murray shot just 31.4 percent overall and 3-for-19 on 3-pointers against Memphis a year ago .

Morris holds nerve as Boston seal overtime win
The other starters - Jayson Tatum , Gordon Hayward , Jaylen Brown , and Al Horford - had none and shot 0-for-15 from the field. They scored a season-low point total in a 104-82 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, with UNDER 221 cashing easily.

Woolsey Fire Grows, Two Reported Dead
Among them were some of Hollywood's biggest stars. "The fire guys that I talked to-they said it was overwhelming", Gelbman said. Studies have said wildfires often start due to extremely dry conditions, such as droughts that are spurred by climate change .

Dan Crenshaw Teaches Great Lessons on 'Saturday Night Live' Appearance
The incoming congressman ended by encouraging viewers to remember the sacrifices of those who served on Veterans Day weekend. He also urged Americans to say "never forget" to a veteran for Remembrance weekend.

Malibu burning: Kardashians, Lady Gaga, Cher fear for homes
Cher tweeted that her friends' houses had been burned, adding that she could not " bear the thought of there being no Malibu ". The star had to leave her house in Calabasas - where Justin Bieber used to live - after a mandatory evacuation.

MPs show support for Jo Johnson after resignation
He said the plan is so different from what had been promised during the 2016 referendum that a second vote is needed. Johnson, backed the Remain side during the referendum said it would be "a travesty" not to have a second referendum.

Trump rips Macron for proposing new European Union army to defend against US
Their meeting Saturday, however, included declarations of friendship but lacked their previous over-the-top displays of warmth. Later, he made the case that Europe needs to build up its own military because it can no longer depend on the US for defense.

Meghan Markle apparently raised eyebrows during her outing with the Queen
Family members were also believed to be incensed by Meghan's treatment of the Royal Staff. Meghan eventually opted for the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau , which dates from 1932.

Liverpool boss Klopp admits crunch Alexander-Arnold talks after Red Star hook
The No. 23 admits that these types of games can be the most hard of all, when struggling sides come to Anfield. I am working for them so they can do this and be available for this kind of situation.

Zaman, Afridi star in Pakistan's six-wicket win over New Zealand
He will be hoping that his top-order batsmen get some runs under their belt in today's game. For Pakistan , Shaheen Shah Afridi was the pick of bowlers with 4 for 38 in 9 overs.