Two popular almond milks, including one served in cafes nationally, have been recalled by Freedom Foods over fears of a potential microbial contamination.
The affected products include the popular MILKLAB Almond Milk, commonly served and sold in cafes across Australia. Affected batches include 1L cartons with 2021 Best Before dates of 18 June, 1, 20, 29 July and 6 August.
The brand has also recalled its Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate Almond milk, which it manufactures under license from Blue Diamond Growers. Affected 1L cartons carry a Best Before date of 27 April, 2021 and were sold at Coles and Woolworths stores in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA and Coles stores in Tasmania.
The recall comes just days after an ALDI brand of almond milk was recalled over concerns of a similar potential contamination.
Freedom Foods issued the precautionary recall for the milks, which were produced at its Ingleburn factory, due to the potential contamination, which can cause illness if consumed. In a statement issued by the company, it apologies for any inconvenience and said the issue had been identified and resolved and it had resumed production.`
“We have been working closely with the NSW Food Authority throughout this process. There have been no reports of illness linked to this issue, and the risks to consumers are low. However, if any consumer has health concerns, they should seek medical advice.”
“We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers and consumers. Freedom Foods takes product quality and safety extremely seriously. The issues that resulted in this recall have been fully resolved and all the MILKLAB and Blue Diamond products we supply, including new stock of MILKLAB Almond and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate milk, are safe and meet our stringent quality standards.”
Anyone who has purchased an affected batch can return the milk to the place of purchase for a full refund.