| 15.02,20. 02:11 PM |
More milk products recalled amid E. coli fears
Dairy Choice Full Cream Milk 2L bottles with the Use By 25 February label have been recalled. (Supplied)
Two more milk products are being pull off the shelves in New South Wales amid fears of E. coli contamination.
The 2L Dairy Choice full cream milk and 2L Community Co. "The Good Drop" full cream milk, both with used by dates of 25 February, 2020, for sale at IGA and other independent grocery stores, are being recalled.
NSW Health said the products may be contaminated with E. coli, which can cause illness if consumed.
Lion Dairy said the impacted milk products were manufactured at their facility in Penrith in Sydney's west.
"We encourage anyone who has consumed the products being recalled and who feels unwell to seek medical advice as required," the company said in a statement.
"Anyone in possession of the impacted products should not consume them but dispose of the product and call the Lion Dairy & Drinks Consumer Enquiries Centre on 1800 677 852 for a full refund."
"The recall of these specific Dairy Choice and Community Co The Good Drop products do not impact any other of the same products also manufactured by Lion Dairy & Drinks in states outside New South Wales."
It comes after Aldi pulled its Farmdale Full Cream three litre milk from the shelves of its ACT supermarkets and some NSW stores yesterday.
Dairy Farmers 1 litre and 3 litre full cream milk were also recalled earlier this week.
The Dairy Farmers milk was also made at Lion Dairy's Penrith facility.
Lion Dairy was recently bought by Chinese company China Mengniu for $600 million.
The Lion brands include Dairy Farmers, Masters and Pura milk; Dare and Farmers Union iced coffee; Big M, Dairy Farmers and Pura Classic flavoured milk; Vitasoy soy milk and coconut milk; juice brands Daily Juice, The Juice Brothers and Berri; and Yoplait yogurt, under licence.
The sale reflected how the dairy industry is struggling in Australia, Nine Finance Editor Ross Greenwood said in November, when the sale was announced.
"The big issue about this is for our farmers and how tough the dairy industry already has it," Greenwood said.
"Most Australians don't know that we import dairy products into this country because we don't make enough of it here in Australia.
"Milk production has been on decline and dairy farmers have just got out of the business."
E.coli is often thought of as a stomach bug and is the leading cause of potentially dangerous bloodstream infections.