Acting Detective Chief Superintendent Terry Lawrence said this appeared to be a copycat incident, but police would always keep an open mind.
"Luckily, in each of those cases, the needles were found within the strawberry by the person who had purchased them when cutting the strawberries, as we had asked them to do", he said.
NSW mother Chantal Faugeras posted to Facebook images of strawberries she says she bought from a Coles supermarket on the NSW mid-north coast on Tuesday.
Then she instantly realised that she had sent strawberries from the same punnet to school in her older son's packed lunch.
"They are also contacting the supplier, the police and health and safety", Gane stated.
There are fresh warnings that more brands of strawberries could be contaminated with sewing needles.
Police have liaised with retailers to ensure that all stock is removed from sale.
Strawberries from Berry Obsession and Berry Licious have been contaminated with sewing needles.
Two more affected punnets were found by people in Victoria and there has been what police suspect is a copycat incident on Thursday where a small steel rod was found in a punnet in Queensland.
It's not known if all the finds are from the original Queensland incident, because not all of them have been forensically examined.
Australian media reported a man in Queensland was hospitalized after swallowing part of a needle and developing abdominal pain.
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He said police are "comfortable" that the issue with the "Berry Obsession" and "Berrylicious" brands had now been resolved, having been taken off the market.
A strawberry spiked with a needle from the same punnet as the fruit which struck down Brisbane man Hoani Hearne.
However, the Donnybrook farm strawberries are sold broadly across the country, in both Coles and Woolworths.
Investigators have also now confirmed a fourth contamination incident as having occurred in a punnet of strawberries.
"Until advised, consumers should cut up strawberries before consuming them", Queensland Health later said in a statement posted on Twitter.
"People are contacting us out of concern and saying: 'This is what I've got, what do you think?'", he said.
There are other reports out there, but they're still being chased up.
Police suspect a disgruntled former employee sabotaged the strawberries with the sewing needles.
Police were investigating the possibility of an extortion attempt or someone carrying out a vendetta against the supermarket giant.
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