New Zealand's ministry for primary industries revealed that since July 3, 2015, it has been receiving reports of spiders being found in grapes that were imported from Mexico at several locations around the country. Therefore, supermarket chains in the country were pulling Mexican grapes from shelves after the discovery of ten venomous spiders till Wednesday.
The bio-security officials said five black widows, one brown widow, two yellow sac spiders and two 'yet to be identified' spiders have been found in the imported grapes. MPI manager of surveillance Brendan Gould said, "It was likely that some grapes from the affected shipments have already been sold."
AdvertisementThe ministry has advised people who have bought imported grapes in the past few weeks to be on the lookout for symptoms of poisoning and more spiders.