On 18 September 2018, a needle was found in a banana at an aged care service in NSW. The aged care facility immediately contacted police and advised the Department of Health.
The Department urges all aged care approved providers and residents to exercise caution and cut up their fruit before consumption.
We stress the importance of vigilance to manage the safety and wellbeing of residents.
If contaminated fruit is found, people should contact their local police in the first instance.