Woman finds nail embedded in apple

South Australian Mum discovers contaminated fruit

September 19 2018

Over the past week consumers have reported finding pins in strawberries, a metal object in a banana, then a pin embedded in an apple.

Now South Australian Mum Hayley Bland says she has found a rusty nail embedded in an apple. The apple was in a pack of Pink Lady apples from Woolworths.

“Wtf just opened these apples and lucky I saw this !!! A bloody nail !!!” Hayley wrote on her Facebook page.

Speaking to Seven News, Ms Bland said she felt something hard on her fingers when she picked the apple up as she was preparing lunch for her son.

“That could've easily been swallowed with him taking a bite of the apple,” she said.

Strawberries dumped and recalled

Six strawberry farms in Queensland and one in Western Australia have had their produce tainted. Authorities believe this may be the work of disgruntled packaging employees.

The brands which have been recalled are Donnybrook Berries, Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries, Oasis, Berry Obsession and Berry Licious.

Farmers have even had to destroy their crops, saying it’s a cheaper option than recalling produce from supermarkets.

So far, contaminated fruit has been discovered in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Consumers are being strongly advised to wash and cut all fruit before eating it.