Australian woman to stay in custody over strawberry needle scare
An Australian court ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor charged in a strawberry needle contamination case
That had sparked a major food scare to stay in custody until she next appears in court.
The strawberry industry, worth 89.44 million pounds, was rocked in September following nearly 200 complaints of sewing needles found in strawberries and other fruits.
Several major supermarkets withdrew the fruit as shoppers abandoned purchases, forcing some growers to dump fruit amid warnings of widespread bankruptcies.
On Monday, police said they had charged the woman, identified as My Ut Trinh in court lists, with seven cases of contamination, the first charges laid in the case.Published: by Radio NewsHub