Trouble in Paradise: <i>E. Coli</i> in Happy Valley Milk

NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand population is being warned against drinking Happy Valley Dairies milk because it may contain high levels of E. Coli bacteria.
calendar icon 23 October 2008
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This product is sold in retailers, supermarkets and dairies in the southern South Island and has batch dates of 151008 and after (the batch date is day month year), and use by dates 28 October 2008 and subsequent.

NZFSA is advising anyone who has the product not to consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Samples have been found to contain high levels of E. Coli which can cause serious illnesses including gastroenteritis. People with concerns following the consumption of this product should seek medical advice.

NZFSA has issued Happy Valley Dairies with a direction to recall milk produced on or after 15 October 2008. NZFSA is also aware that Happy Valley Dairies produce other products and these are being investigated.

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