One of Australia's major supermarket chains, Woolworths Australia, which is Countdown's parent company, has withdrawn sewing needles from sale as a "precautionary step."
Food tampering scandals that shocked the world September 2018: Needles in Australia's strawberries Australia's government launched an official probe after sewing needles were found stuck inside strawberries across the country.
Food tampering scandals that shocked the world January 2018: Pins found in German bread Consumers in Australia weren't the only ones to take cautious bites out of their food this year.
Food tampering scandals that shocked the world 2017: Poisoned baby food and extortion in Germany Parents across Germany were sent into a panic last September after authorities found baby food jars in Friedrichshafen laced with ethylene glycol — the sweet-tasting compound used in antifreeze.
Food tampering scandals that shocked the world 2003: The 'Aquabomber' strikes in Italy Supermarkets in Italy were on high alert for several months in 2003 over contaminated water bottles.