Important Milk Recall Issued Due to Health Contamination Scare

Lion Dairy & Drinks (Lion) is undertaking a milk recall of a number of products manufactured from their WA dairy site following routine testing which showed a microbial count in excess of their quality standards.

The recall has seen hundreds of thousands of litres of milk be recalled from shelves across WA.

Some coliforms, a type of bacteria, can cause illness in people, especially young children, the elderly, and those who have a weakened immune system, causing gastrointestinal problems including cramping and diarrhoea.

Additional to the Pura, Masters and Farmers Union brands that Lion produces, Coles has issued a recall on its one-litre cartons of fresh full cream and 98% fat free hilo milk with a February 6 expiry.

The products impacted by this milk recall are:

BrandProductUse By Date
PuraHi-Lo 600ml7 February 2016
Hi-Lo 1L7 February 2016
MastersStrawberry 300ml7 February 2016
Strawberry 600ml7 February 2016
Strawberry 1L7 February 2016
Double Shot Iced Coffee 600ml7 February 2016
Mocha 600ml7 February 2016
Mocha 1L7 February 2016
Coffee Light 600ml7 February 2016
Chocolate 300ml6 February 2016
Chocolate 600ml6 February 2016
Farmers UnionIced Coffee 600ml7 February 2016
Coles98% Fat Free & Hilo Milk 1L7 February 2016


Affected products should be disposed of and customers could call the Lion Consumer Enquiries Centre on 1800 677 852 for a full refund.  Coles customers can return the milk for a full refund.

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