Milk recalled in Victoria, southern NSW over possible E.coli contamination
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- Created: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 15:04
- Written by Alecomm2
Dairy company Lactalis Australia has announced a second milk recall in a week over fears about possible E.coli microbial contamination.
The milk being recalled includes 1- and 2-litre bottles of milk sold at Coles, Woolworths, IGA and other stores in Victoria.
The milk is also available in southern New South Wales, the Murray, Riverina and western districts of New South Wales.
Lactalis Australia warned consumers not to drink the milk because the contamination cannot be detected by taste, smell or sight and can make people sick if consumed.
The company has identified the source of the contamination "and has taken the necessary steps to address it and prevent any recurrence of this problem in the future", it said.
One type of Coles-brand milk sold at Victorian Coles Express sites and 4 Coles Express stores in southern New South Wales has also been recalled.
The affected products have a use-by date of July 2, 2019:
- 7-Eleven Lite Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Gippy Full Cream Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Gippy Lite Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Maxi Foods Lite Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Pauls Professional Cafe Crema Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Pauls Smarter White 2% Fat Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Rev Low Fat Milk 2L bottle (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Rev Low Fat Milk 1L carton (use-by date: 2 July 2019)
- Coles Brand Full Cream 2L bottle (use-by date of July)
Consumers should return the products to where they bought them for a full refund and anyone with health concerns should seek medical attention.
"We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience," the company said.
Anyone with questions about the recall can get in touch with the company on 1800 676 961.
It is the company's second recall, a week after eight milk brands were recalled on June 14.