Woolworths recalls a contaminated batch of milk

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 3rd October 2011

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has recalled some of its home-brand milk over fears it may contain small amounts of cleaning solution.

The supermarket’s home-brand three-litre full-cream milk with a use-by date of 12 October 2012 has been recalled from its stores in New South Wales.

The recall is connected with milk processor Parmalat Australia, which supplies Woolworths with its home-brand milk, announcing the recall of its Pura Milk full cream (two-litre plastic bottle) and Daisy Fresh Milk full cream (three-litre plastic bottle) in New South Wales and ACT. The recall only applies to those products with a use-by date of 12 October 2011.

These milk products have been available for sale in Woolworths, Thomas Dux, Franklins and IGA, in NSW and ACT only. Parmalat Australia said it believes the milk products may contain a small amount of food grade dairy caustic cleaning solution and they may have a yellowish colouring, and/or a metallic or chemical taste.

In a statement, Parmalat said, “Food products containing cleaning solution may cause illness if consumed. Consumers should not drink these products and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.”