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Lion Dairy & Drinks undertakes recall on Dairy Farmers 1L and 3L Full Cream white milk sold in NSW

13 February 2020:

Lion Dairy & Drinks is undertaking a recall of its Dairy Farmers 1L Full Cream white milk products with a Use by Date of 25/02/2020 and its Dairy Farmers 3L Full Cream white milk products with a Use by Date of 24/02/2020 which was made and sold in New South Wales due to potential microbial contamination (E. coli).

This is a food safety issue. As this may cause illness if the product is consumed, Lion Dairy & Drinks immediately moved to recall the products from market.

The following products have been recalled.



 Use By Date

 Dairy Farmers

 3L Full Cream White Milk


 1L Full Cream White Milk


The impacted products were manufactured at the Lion Dairy & Drinks’ Penrith dairy manufacturing site and have been distributed for sale across New South Wales through Coles, Woolworths and IGA stores and some independent outlets (i.e. milk bars, cafes and convenience stores).

There have been no consumer complaints to date regarding these products. Lion Dairy & Drinks is committed to the highest standards of quality and safety and consumers and customers can be assured that we are undertaking a thorough investigation and will put in place steps to mitigate it happening again.

This recall does not impact other Dairy Farmers dairy products made in New South Wales or in other states.

We encourage anyone who has consumed the Dairy Farmers 3L or 1L Full Cream white milk product with the respective Use by Dates and made and sold in New South Wales and who feels unwell to seek medical advice as required.

Anyone in possession of the impacted products should not consume them but dispose of the product and call the Lion Dairy & Drinks Consumer Enquiries Centre on 1800 677 852 for a full refund.

We regret inconvenience this may cause consumers and customers.


Consumer Enquiries:

For all consumer enquiries please contact the Lion Dairy & Drinks Consumer Enquiry Centre on 1800 677 852 or consumers@lionco.com




Lion Dairy & Drinks forms part of the broader Lion Group – a leading beverage and food company with a portfolio that includes many of Australasia’s favourite brands in beer, wine and dairy.

The Dairy & Drinks business employs around 2,300 people across Australia with some people based in Singapore, Malaysia and China. The portfolio includes Dairy Farmers, Pura, Dare, Farmers Union, Yoplait, Daily Juice, The Juice Brothers and Berri.

Dairy & Drinks’ core activities in Australia are the manufacture, marketing, sales and distribution of white milk, flavoured milks, fresh dairy foods, and fruit juices. The Australian manufacturing footprint spans 11 sites including milk, yoghurt and juice facilities.

Lion Dairy & Drinks partners with 280 dairy farmers and 85 fruit growers across Australia.




Elise Gare – External Relations Director, Lion Dairy & Drinks

Email: Elise.Gare@lionco.com | mobile: +61 437 306 437


Robyn Riley – Corporate Affairs Manager, Lion Dairy & Drinks

Email: robyn.riley@lionco.com | mobile: +61 419 255 118


Dairy Farmers 1L and 3L Full Cream white milk products recalled