Australian authorities are warning its citizens against eating certain brands of strawberries after some have been found to contain hidden sewing needles inside.
One man was taken to hospital after eating a strawberry with a needle inside.
NSW Police and Queensland Police are investigating whether the latest needles found in strawberries are the work of a copycat, or related to the original incidents.
On Friday evening, New South Wales Police Force said it believed the contamination may affect six brands of strawberries - Berry Obsession, Berry Licious, Love Berry, Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries, and Oasis.
In a follow-up statement released on Facebook Thursday, the group said the strawberries were seemingly "interfered with between the time they were packed and the time they were purchased".
Mr Michael said strawberry growers made huge capital outlays to plant their crops, and now was a critical time of year for them to get some money back.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told media on Saturday investigators were doing "everything they possibly can" to find those responsible for the tampering, and pleaded with the public to come forward if they knew any information. "These further instances are cases in which needles have been found within the strawberries and people have gone to eat them, have cut them up and found the needles".
The association said it could be a disgruntled former farmer who's putting the needles in the strawberries. "Regretfully, preventing random acts of extremism, sabotage and simple maliciousness from people with a grudge appears to be an increasing challenge across our society".
They are working with retailers to remove all stock from the affected date are removed from sale.
Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young has advised consumers to take care when consuming the fruit.
The customer handed the punnet in to Sutherland Area Police Command, where it will undergo forensic testing.