UPDATE: Milk recalled due to E.coli contamination

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UPDATE: For the second time this week dairy company Lactalis Australia has announced a milk recall 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, 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.

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.

Anyone with questions about the recall can get in touch with the company on 1800 676 961.


Multiple milk products have been recalled amid contamination fears.

Lactalis Australia has today recalled eight fresh milk products due to potential contamination with a cleaning solution used for cleaning milk plant equipment.

The hazard affects Coles brands and Pauls brands sold at Coles, Woolworths, IGA and independent stores across Victoria. It also impacts milk sold at Coles stores in Southern New South Wales (Deniliquin, Lavington and Albury). Independent petrol and convenience stores in the Murray, Riverina and Western districts of NSW.

The recall was triggered by concerns they were contaminated by a food grade dairy cleaning solution.

An alert issued tonight by Food Standards Australia New Zealand said the affected milk products may have a yellowish colouring and/or metallic chemical taste.

1. Pauls Smarter White Milk –  25-JUN, 26-JUN, 27-JUN

2. Pauls Full Fat Cream Milk – 26-JUN, 27-JUN

3. Pauls PhysiCALSkim – 27-JUN

4. Pauls PhysiCAL Low Fat – 26-JUN

5. Pauls Rev Low Fat – 28-JUN

6. Coles Lite Milk – 25-JUN, 26-JUN

7. Coles Skim Milk – 25-JUN

8. Coles Full Cream Milk – 25-JUN, 26-JUN

Customers should not consume this product and anyone concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Please return the product or proof of purchase for a full refund.


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