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Butter sold at IGA and Harris Farm recalled over contamination concerns

The butter is believed to have been contaminated with a bacteria which can cause gastrointestinal infections.

A butter sold at several popular grocery chains including IGA and Harris Farm has been recalled over contamination concerns.

Food Standards Australia has urged customers to not consume Paris Creek Farm's bio-dynamic fresh butter unsalted (200 grams) due to bacterial contamination which can cause an infection known as Yersiniosis.

IGA has recalled the Paris Creek Farm's bio-dynamic fresh butter unsalted, which has silver packaging and a green label.
IGA has recalled Paris Creek Farm's bio-dynamic fresh butter unsalted over concerns it has been contaminated. Source: Food Safety Australia

All products with the best before date of January 13, 2024 are being recalled, with the butter sold at IGA in Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia. It has also been available in Foodland in South Australia and Foodies and Harris Farm in NSW.

It is recommended customers take the recalled product back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contamination can cause bacterial infection which last several months

Yersiniosis is a bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal system and is uncommon, however, can last up to several months if contracted.

Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain and diarrhoea — which can be worse in young children — and usually first appear after three days of consumption of the contaminated food. Despite being more severe for children, the bacterial infection is more frequently experienced by adults.

The outside of an IGA store with signage saying it is open '7day a week'.
Food Safety Australia has urged customers to take the recalled product back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Source: The Western Australian

Do you have a story about eating contaminated food? Contact reporter Sophie Coghill at sophie.coghill@yahooinc.com

Transmission commonly occurs from eating contaminated food such as dairy products, undercooked pork and raw vegetables, but contact with infected pets or animals can spread the bacteria.

Most people who contract Yersiniosis recover without medical treatment, while sometimes antibiotics are required.

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