Posted by: PSYCH 2 Be
Posted: 3rd Oct 2018
PSYCH 2 Be says:
I think the tampering of fresh berries at its peak time of business and consumption was the act of a disgruntled and emotionally unstable employee. What's concerning is that the ability to do this was available to a person. The copy cat behaviour of other person's to replicate such behaviour is concerning. I assume the sector has some very under reported industrial relations issues. Which won't ever get reported on or raised with the wider community. Companies have business insurance, they will not suffer any financial loss. Supermarkets have customers to satisfy they'll continue to stock their shelves after a period of time. Me, I'm staying away from strawberries and bananas no matter how much I love these fruits as year round not just summer staples in our breakfasts, lunches and snacks. I do feel a little guilty, but I'd happily purchase a product made from the strawberries if it could guarantee the safety of mine and our children's consumptions. Such as a jam, conserve, sauce, icecream, etc.
It's a shame because the real people who have lost out in this whole situation are the fruit pickers who will be scrutinized and the consumer's who will be too affraid to consume.
Big business will not suffer thanks to insurance! It'd be great if the news stopped making them out to be the loosers... I'd be interested in knowing the motivations behind these employee's from an IR perspective. I'm sure they have a very valid one for being disgruntled to the degree of hiding needles to be consumed in bite sized fruit. In know way am I excusing their actions. I just think it's fairly obvious the story has more to be reported on... Reply