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Milk recalls

21 June 2019

Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd has recently initiated two separate food recalls associated with milk products.

14 June 2019: Milk recall relating to chemical contamination

On 13 June 2019 Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd initiated a food recall to remove a number of Pauls and Coles branded milks from the marketplace, due to chemical contamination.

Find product details and date marks on our recall page.

The chemical is a food grade cleaning solution used for cleaning milk plant equipment. It poses a low public health risk and there have been no reports of illness. Affected milk products may have a yellowish colouring and/or metallic chemical taste.

The affected product had been for sale at Coles, Woolworths, IGAs, Independent stores and petrol stations in Victoria and in the Albury region (and surrounds) of NSW.

Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd has advised that all potentially contaminated product has now been recalled and the source of the problem has been identified. The company is working with the relevant authorities to ensure any issues have been addressed.

What should I do if I have purchased one of these affected products?

There is a very low risk to public health from this product. Consumers should dispose of the product or return it for a refund. If you have any health concerns seek medical advice.

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‚Äč20 June 2019: Milk recall relating to E.coli contamination

On 20 June 2019 Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd initiated a food recall to remove a number of different branded milks from the marketplace, due to Escherichia coli (E.coli) contamination. 

Find product details and date marks on our recall page.

The contamination was detected during routine company testing. The source of the problem was identified as a processing failure. Lactalis has advised that all potentially contaminated product has now been recalled, and all products manufactured at the site will only be released following microbiological testing to confirm product safety. The company is now working closely with relevant authorities to ensure product safety. There have been no reports of illness.

What should I do if I have purchased one of these affected products?

Consumers should dispose of the product or return it for a refund. If you have any health concerns seek medical advice.

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