It's not known where exactly the banana was found, however it is understood to be an isolated incident and is not related to the ongoing strawberry sabotage incident which has seen sewing needles discovered in strawberries in at least three different states, including Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
South Australian Police issued a warning this evening saying that a needle was found in a strawberry purchased from a supermarket in the Adelaide Hills. "There were no reported injuries", state police said.
But Western Australia police announced Monday that the first suspected needle contamination case has been reported in locally grown fruit.
He said: "I'm angry for all the associated people, it's the farmers, the people who supply them, the packaging people, the truckies with families to support, who suddenly lose their jobs.it's far-reaching".
Australia's Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has ordered Food Standards Australia New Zealand to investigate whether there are supply chain weaknesses or systemic changes needed.
Countdown said it had stopped ordering any further imports of Australian strawberries, while Foodstuffs had halted distribution.
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One Australian woman posted photos online showing the needles inside strawberries her 10-year-old son was eating.
The news comes in the wake of needles found in strawberries across the country, plunging the industry into chaos and sparking consumer panic.
Queensland Police Service, who have launched an investigation into the potentially hazardous findings, revealed that affected brands include "Berry Obsession" and "Berry Licious", according to an update on the agency's Facebook account.
"This is a serious issue and it just begs the question, how could any right-minded person want to put a baby or child or anybody's health at risk by doing such a awful act?" she said.
People in possession of the brands in question should refrain from using them and strawberries from other companies "should be cut up" for safe measure, police said in the update, quoting Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr. Jeannette Young.
The government of Queensland has offered a reward of 100,000 Australian dollars (about $71,510) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the contamination.