Man hospitalized after taking a bite of strawberry bought from a well-known store
A 21-year-old Australian man was hospitalized after swallowing half a needle after biting into a strawberry he bought from Woolworths in Australia.
An investigation is underway following the incident that caused the man from Burpengary to end up in a hospital in Strathpine.
Reports revealed that two similar incidents were said to have occurred in Victoria.
The victim from Burpengary said he was shocked that he experienced such an unfortunate incident.
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The man said, “When I bit into one I felt like a sharp snap and my knee-jerk reaction was to swallow and what was left was half a sewing needle.”
As revealed by Courier Mail, the man experienced abdominal pain after he swallowed the needle.
He immediately had an X-ray at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, but nothing was discovered.
Following the incident, the company selling the strawberries suspected that their former employee sabotaged the berries with sewing needles.
Health officials have issued a warning for the people who have purchased strawberries in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.
They instructed the consumers to throw away the strawberries, especially if they were purchased at Woolworths.
The Queensland Health officers and police encouraged the public to get rid of the strawberries under the brands Berry Obsession and Berry Licious.
The authorities believed that the strawberries came from two farms on the Sunshine Coast.
During a recently held press conference, the Queensland Health chief health officer named Jeanette Young encouraged people to throw away the strawberries they bought.
Although, in a separate statement issued by the police, Young specifically urged the public to throw away just the strawberries from the Berry Obsession and Berry Licious brands.
As for Woolworths, a spokesperson announced that the brands had been recalled from the shelves and were sent back to their suppliers.
In another news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the public to stop purchasing Kellog's famous Honey Smacks cereal after reports revealed that it had been contaminated with salmonella.
More than 100 people have been affected by a salmonella outbreak across 33 states in June 2018 allegedly due to the popular cereal.