Milk recalled in WA following suspected contamination at factory

Milk has been by Coles in Western Australia due to contamination concerns at Lion’s Bentley factory.

The ABC and others report that Coles has requested one-litre containers of Fresh full cream and 98 per cent fat-free Hilo milk (both expiring February 6); Pura Hilo, Masters flavoured and Farmers Union iced coffee (expiring February 6); and 300 and 600 mL Masters chocolate milk (expiration dated February 6).

A full refund is being offered by Coles on affected products.

The source of the recall is a possible microbial coliform contamination, which can cause gastrointestinal problems, said Coles in a statement.

Lion said in a statement that there hadn’t been any customer complaints, and that tests of retention samples of the batches in question did not find any contaminants.

"We believe this is an isolated incident impacting only the production on one manufacturing line on Saturday 23 January 2016 at the Lion Bentley dairy site," the statement read.