Coles issues urgent recall on popular coconut milk

An urgent recall has been issued for Coles-brand coconut milk, due to an undisclosed allergen being found.

In a press release on Friday, the supermarket said the Coles Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 1 Litre, with the Best Before date of 31 March 2023 is being recalled.

"The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen – milk – which has not been specified on the label," the press release said.

"The label also incorrectly advises the product is 'Dairy Free' and 'Vegan'."

The milk impacted by the recall was sold at Coles supermarkets, Coles Local and through Coles online in Victoria.

Pictured is the Coles Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk
The Coles Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk with a used by date of March 31 2023 contains milk, which is not disclosed on the packaging. Source: Food Standards Australia New Zealand

A small number of stores in NSW, including Lavington, Deniliquin and Albury sold the milk, as they are supplied by the Victorian Distribution Centre.

Coles said the affected products had been sold since April 5 this year.

Customers who have a milk allergy or intolerance are advised to not consume the product, as they may have a reaction, Coles warned.

Customers are able to return the affected coconut milk to a Coles supermarket for a full refund.

Pictured is the front of a Coles supermarket in Brisbane.
The milk was sold at Coles supermarkets in Victoria, and a select few in NSW. Source: AAP

If customers purchased the milk through Coles online, they are able to receive a full refund or credit by contacting Coles Online Customer Care on 1800 455 400.

"We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience," Coles said.

On Thursday, several Kinder chocolate eggs were recalled due to potential microbial Salmonella contamination.

The recall relates to a range of Easter products available across Australia in Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W and independent food retailers including IGA and petrol stations, as well as online.

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