Coles pulls cheese product off shelves after contamination found in small batch

  • Coles is recalling a 500g cheese product in its Coles Finest line.
  • E. coli contamination was found in a small batch of the cheese item.
  • The supermarket says the recall is limited to one product.

Coles said it is working with its supplier and regulators, after the discovery of contamination in one of its cheese items sparked a product recall. The supermarket chain says E. coli was found in small batches of the 500g cheese product that “may cause illness if consumed”.

Customers in Victoria and Tasmania are being urged to throw out the 500g Coles Finest Australian Organic Washed Rind Raw, with an expiry date anywhere between 14 December 2022 and 1 February 2023.

“No other Coles Finest cheese or products are impacted by this recall,” Coles said in a statement, adding that it apologises for any customer inconvenience.Customers can seek a refund at any Coles supermarket. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand said any customers who ingested the product should seek medical advice. The recall follows a earlier this month affecting four Australian supermarkets. ..

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