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BREAKING: Almond Milk Recall Issued Due to Botulism Risk

If your family or work fridge contains almond milk, we urge you to go check if it’s this popular brand. An urgent almond milk recall has been issued for the popular Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk after it was linked to a case of a severe paralysis illness.

Almond Milk recall issued for Inside Out brand!

Residents of NSW who shop at Woolworths have been warned that the Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk (Collagen+Calcium+Prebiotics) 1L has been pulled from supermarket shelves this week.

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand issued the recall after a person in NSW was hospitalised with “severe symptoms” of botulism.

Always cautious, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand pulled the popular milk from Woolworths store shelves this week due to the risk of biotoxin contamination (Botulinum toxin). So if you haven’t been able to add it to your trolley this week, this is why.

What is Botulism?

Botulism is a rare but potentially life-threatening illness caused by the toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin can cause muscle paralysis, which can affect breathing and other bodily functions. Botulism can occur through ingesting food that has been contaminated with the bacteria or the toxin, or through a wound infected with the bacteria.

Symptoms of botulism include weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, and difficulty speaking or swallowing. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if botulism is suspected, as it can be treated with antitoxin, but if left untreated, it can be fatal.

“The NSW Food Authority is investigating the manufacturing of the product to determine the possible cause of the contamination,” a statement from NSW Health said.

Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk recall
Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk recall issued! Source: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

What you need to know  

PRODUCT DETAILS: Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk (Collagen+Calcium+Prebiotics) 1L. This recall only applies to products sold in NSW Woolworths stores, with an expiry date of 01 March 2023.

PROBLEM: Risk of potential foodborne botulism.

SAFETY HAZARD: Botulism. Early symptoms can take hours to days to appear and include weakness, fatigue and vertigo followed by blurred vision, dry mouth and difficulty swallowing. NSW Health One Health Director Keira Glasgow says:

These symptoms can progress to paralysis of the arm muscles and continue down the body to the trunk and legs, and paralysis of breathing muscles can be fatal.

We are urging anyone who has consumed this product and experiences these serious symptoms to seek immediate medical attention by visiting their nearest emergency department or calling triple-0 (000) for emergency assistance.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers most definitely should not drink this milk. Check your fridge and cupboard for stock and return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone who has recently consumed the recalled Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk and is concerned about their health should seek medical advice immediately.

REMINDER: This recall only applies to Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk (Collagen+Calcium+Prebiotics) 1L sold in NSW stores. If you don’t live in NSW, this milk recall does not apply to you.

However, if you’ve been travelling or had interstate visitors who brought their own milk, do dispose of its contents immediately.

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