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Lion, 7-Eleven recall milk over E.coli contamination

Lion Dairy & Drinks and 7-Eleven have both recalled milk products due to an E.coli contamination. Lion conducted an immediate recall of its Dairy Farmers 1L Full Cream white milk products on Thursday while 7-Eleven also pulled its Full Cream Milk 2L.

Lion’s recall affects Dairy Farmers 1L Full Cream white milk products with Use by Date of 25/02/2020 and Dairy Farmers 3L Full Cream white milk products with a Use by Date of 24/02/2020 which was made and sold in New South Wales.

The products were manufactured at Lion’s Penrith dairy manufacturing site and sold in NSW supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, IGA stores and independent outlets (i.e. milk bars, cafes and convenience stores).

The dairy giant said the recall does not apply to other dairy products manufactured in Australia.

“Lion Dairy & Drinks is committed to the highest standards of quality and safety and consumers and customers can be assured that we are undertaking a thorough investigation and will put in place steps to mitigate it happening again,” said Lion Dairy & Drinks in a statement.

Convenience chain 7-Eleven’s recall affects its Full Cream Milk 2 Litre with Use By 24/02/2020. The milk is on sale at its stores in NSW and the ACT.

Individuals who have consumed the milk products and feel unwell are advised to seek medical advice and those who have bought the product should dispose of them.

E. coli can sometimes cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia.

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