Police are investigating reports of pins being found in strawberries bought from an Adelaide Hills supermarket.

The ABC report that Stirling woman Anne Lentakis bought a punnet of strawberries bought yesterday afternoon.

She discovered the pins hidden inside the strawberries when her 11-year-old son started cutting them up.

Police are now investigating the source of the alleged contamination, while the supermarket has removed the brand of strawberries from their shelves.

The incident comes after reports of needles and thumb tacks found in strawberries bought in SA throughout the year.

Most recently, thumb tacks and needles were found in produce bought from a Golden Grove supermarket in July.

While a thumbtack was reported to have been found in strawberries bought from a supermarket in Goolwa.


In July, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens promised to “come down hard” on anybody responsible for tampering with produce in SA.

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