Dairy Farmers full cream milk has been pulled from supermarket fridges across NSW over fears it is contaminated with E.coli.
Lion Dairy & Drinks issued the warning on Thursday, saying they were undertaking a recall of its 1L Full Cream milk products with a use by of 25/02/2020 and 3L Full Cream milk products with a use by of 24/02/20.
The affected milk products were manufactured at the Lion Dairy & Drinks’ Penrith dairy manufacturing site and have been available for sale across New South Wales through Coles, Woolworths, IGA and some independent outlets.
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“This is a food safety issue. As this may cause illness if the product is consumed, Lion Dairy & Drinks immediately moved to recall the products from market,” the recall notice reads.
At this stage there have been no consumer complaints, however Lion Dairy & Drinks says they are undertaking a “thorough investigation and will put in place steps to mitigate it happening again.”
“We encourage anyone who has consumed the Dairy Farmers 3L or 1L Full Cream white milk product with the respective Use by Dates and made and sold in New South Wales and who feels unwell to seek medical advice as required,” the products owner said.
Symptoms of E. coli include stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Anyone who has bought the milk is being urged not to consume it and to dispose of the product and call the Lion Dairy & Drinks Consumer Enquiries Centre on 1800 677 852 for a full refund.
No other Dairy Farmers dairy products made in New South Wales or in other states have been affected.