Milk recalled after foreign body “similar in appearance to hair” identified in product

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 19th April 2012

New South Wales-based company a2 Dairy Products Australia has recalled batches of its full cream milk due to the presence of foreign synthetic fibre.

According to a2 Dairy Products, the product is being recalled after a consumer identified a piece of synthetic fibre, which was “similar in appearance to hair”, on Monday night.

The recalled products are a2 Full Cream Milk 1 litre and 2 litre sold in a plastic bottle, with ‘use by’ date of 01 MAY SG1. The recall applies only to products sold in Coles and IGA supermarkets in New South Wales and Victoria.

A statement published on a2 Dairy Products’ website states, “We have completed an analysis which identified that the event is likely to be a one-off isolated event. However, with the interests of our consumers being of paramount importance to us, we have decided to recall the entire batch.

“We do not believe there is a serious health or choking risk. However, there is some risk that the product will expire prior to the Use By date and thereby cause discomfort if consumed.”

New South Wales Food Authority has advised the public not to consume the products. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.