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Contaminated milk sold across Vic, NSW recalled

The affected Tempo Milk has been sold at Woolworths, Coles and independent retailers.

The affected Tempo Milk has been sold at Woolworths, Coles and independent retailers. Photos: Getty/FSANZ

A range of milk sold at supermarkets across Victoria and NSW has been recalled amid fears it is contaminated.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued the recall notice for Tempo Milk on Friday.

It applies to two-litre bottles of the milk, including the full cream, light and skim ranges. The affected full cream and the light milks have use-by dates of October 31 and November 2; the skim range has a use-by date of October 31.

The milk has been sold at Coles, Woolworths and independent supermarkets across both states.

FSANZ said the recall was due to microbial (E. coli) contamination.

“Food products contaminated with E. coli may cause illness if consumed,” its notice said.

The federal government’s Health Direct website says some strains of E. coli can cause minor illnesses such as traveller’s diarrhoea and food poisoning that this results in diarrhoea, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, usually lasting a few days.

It can also cause urinary tract infections – a burning feeling when urinating (sometimes a urinary tract infection can make you feel you need to pee more often than usual and it can cause blood in the urine).

Some strains can also cause more serious illnesses.

FSANZ said anyone who has the milk and is concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Customers can return the product to where they bought it for a full cash refund. Further information is available from Tempo Foods.

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