‘Do not eat’: Butter recalled from Aus supermarkets

The affected butter has been sold in independent retailers across Australia.

The affected butter has been sold in independent retailers across Australia. Photos: Getty/FSANZ

A butter range sold across Australia has been recalled, amid fears that consuming it will make people sick.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued the recall for 200-gram packs of Paris Creek Farms’ unsalted biodynamic butter on Monday.

The product has been been sold at Foodies and Harris Farms in NSW, Foodland in South Australia and independent food retailers including IGA in SA, Victoria, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

The affected packs have a best-before date of January 13, 2024.

“Consumers should not eat this product. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund,” FSANZ said.

The recall is due to microbial (Yersinia enterocolitica) contamination​.

Queensland Health says the bacteria can cause a relatively uncommon illness. Symptoms include fever, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and cramps, joint pain, and a skin rash.

They usually start three-four days after the contaminated food is eaten, and can last months.

Paris Creek Farms is a South Australian-based dairy producer. Further information is available here.

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