It’s not a good day for the milk industry in Australia with yet another milk recall due to contamination fears.
This latest milk recall comes just one week after a range of other milk products were thought to have been contaminated with industrial cleaning agents.
A range of brands of 1L and 2L milk products sold through various retailers across Victoria and parts of NSW have been urgently recalled.
The following products, which all have a use-by date of July 2, have been recalled:
- 7-Eleven Lite Milk 2L Bottle;
- Gippy Full Cream Milk 2L Bottle
- Gippy Lite Milk 2L Bottle
- Maxi Foods Lite Milk 2L Bottle
- Pauls Professional Cafe Crema Milk 2L Bottle
- Pauls Smarter White 2% Fat Milk 2L Bottle
- Rev Low Fat Milk 2L Bottle
- Rev Low Fat Milk 1L Carton
The milk products have been sold through Coles, Woolworth, IGA and other local retailers (including food service venues) across Victoria, as well as some retailers and food service outlets in Southern NSW including the Murray, Riverina and Western Districts of NSW.
In addition, Coles Fresh Full Cream Milk 2L has been recalled due to contamination fears. Food Standards Australia reports:
Eureka Operations trading as Coles Express is conducting a recall of Coles Fresh Full Cream Milk 2 Litres. The product has been available for sale at all Victorian Coles Express sites and four Coles Express stores in southern NSW – Deniliquin North, Tocumwal, Albury and Albury North.
Milk recall: what should consumers do?
Unlike the previous milk recall, where there may have been some visual signs of the contamination (yellowy milk), this is a microbial (E.coli) contamination issue, which can’t be detected through taste or smell.
And we’re advised the consumption of the milk could cause serious illness.
Anyone who has recently purchased one of the affected milk products should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.