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Woolies withdraws branded milk over chemical taste as precaution

Woolworths has withdrawn a batch of its branded milk from sale in Victoria and the ACT after shoppers complained of a “bad chemical taste”.A Woolworths spokesman said it took the precautionary step last week of removing the single batch of two and three litre Woolworths branded Full Cream Fresh Milk from sale in those regions.It…

Woolworths has withdrawn a batch of its branded milk from sale in Victoria and the ACT after shoppers complained of a “bad chemical taste”.

A Woolworths spokesman said it took the precautionary step last week of removing the single batch of two and three litre Woolworths branded Full Cream Fresh Milk from sale in those regions.

It said the move followed feedback on the taste of that particular batch – which has an expiry date of January 4, 2021 – from a small number of customers.

“The batch has been tested by our Victorian milk supplier and it is absolutely safe for customers to consume the product,” the spokesman said.

Shoppers took to Woolworths’ Facebook page to complain of the odd taste.

“Just letting you guys know this batch of milk has a bad chemical taste to it,” Tanya Kendell posted.

Glen Barbs agreed: “Same, I got it yesterday and it tasted yuck, so that went down the drain.”

Another shopper, Jillian Stewart-Rosier, said she thought her “tastebuds were going bad, but it even smells like poison straight from the bottle”.

The withdrawal applied only to Woolworths branded fresh milk in Victorian, ACT and selected NSW stores.

Woolworths branded fresh milk is sourced from other dairy suppliers in other states.

Customers who are unhappy with the taste of two and three litre Woolworths Full Cream Fresh Milk with the expiry date of 4 January 2021 may request a refund and replacement at their local store.

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