Police investigating after woman finds metal object in ALDI grapes
'Please check all your grapes before eating especially if you're giving them to your kids'
By Lucy Mae Beers
October 06 2019
Police are investigating after a woman said she found a small metal object, resembling a needle, inside a grape purchased from ALDI.
Chloe Shaw said she bought the fruit from the Caroline Springs' store in Melbourne's west on Sunday and photos show the small metal object inside.
"Please check all your grapes before eating especially if you're giving them to your kids!" she wrote on Facebook.
Shaw's post has been shared almost 4000 times with many shocked fruit contamination is still happening.
Victoria Police confirmed it was investigating the food contamination report in Caroline Springs.
"Police have been told a needle was located in a grape bought from a store in Caroline Springs on 6 October," a statement said.
"The community is reminded that anyone found to be contaminating food products can be charged with a serious indictable offence with penalties including up to 10 years in jail.
"Police are appealing for people to take care when consuming fruit and urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers."
It comes after police confirmed they were investigating needles being found in strawberries at a Fairfield store in August and another strawberry bought at Eltham in September.