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oranges-contaminated

Oranges Contaminated

Oranges Contaminated

Wodonga police investigating

There are reports of needles in oranges at an Aldi store in Wodonga on Sunday 13 September.

The oranges were removed from the ALDI shelves following the contamination scare.

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A spokesperson from Victoria Police says the matter will now be investigated to try and determine what has occurred.

"Police will investigate any allegation of malicious food contamination and remind the community that anyone found to be contaminating food products can be charged with a serious indictable offence with penalties including up to 15 years in jail."

"It is important to note that many of the reports result in no criminal activity being detected."

Police are appealing for people to take care when consuming fruit and urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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