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Woolworths supermarket shopper left scratching his head over bizarre asparagus sign

A Woolworths shopper has been left scratching his head after spotting a bizarre sign at his local store.

Sharing on Facebook, Queensland shopper Ryan saw the sale sticker next to bunches of asparagus in the fresh produce section.

The sign noted that the popular vegetable was “Grown in Mexico or Australia”.

Posting the unusual find, Ryan seemed frustrated by the sign.

“Eh … what’s the difference, hey Woolies?” he wrote.

However a Woolworths spokesperson has told 7NEWS.com.au that there is a simple explanation for the produce sign.

The sign stated that the asparagus was ‘grown in Mexico or Australia’. Credit: Facebook
The outgoing Sunrise star’s husband sat down with Kochie and his wife at Brekky Central.

With asparagus supply currently out of season in Australia, Woolworths says stores have been forced to look abroad for stock to meet demand.

This means there may be a mix of local and overseas produce in some supermarkets.

Woolworths responds

“We have an Australian First Sourcing Policy for all our fresh food, which means we will always choose Australian grown fruit and vegetables first,” the spokesperson said.

“If produce is out of season in Australia or there’s not enough locally to meet our customers’ needs, we may source it from further afield from time to time.

“At the moment, some asparagus growing regions in Australia are not in season so we’re sourcing the product from a mix of local and northern hemisphere growers.

“This country of origin labelling lets customers know we’re currently selling a combination of both.”

7NEWS.com.au understands that 96 per cent of Woolworths’ fresh fruit and vegetables are Australian grown, and 100 per cent of its fresh meat, chicken, milk and eggs is sourced from Australia.

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