Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart confirmed that there is an investigation into the incident. There are no details on where the banana was found.
The banana investigation comes less than a week after six brands of Australian strawberries were recalled across the nation due to sewing needle contamination.
A manhunt is underway for the culprit, with Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered a reward of $100,000 for anyone with information that leads to the capture of those responsible.
Despite the coincidence, a spokesperson for Commissioner Ian Stewart says the strawberry and banana cases are likely not related.
“It looks to be a copycat thing,” they said.
Sydney Morning Herald report that this incident involved a person placing a metal object in a banana at a shop
More to come.