Woolworths has issued an urgent warning about thousands of milk bottles after reports they have a strong ‘chemical taste’.
The supermarket giant said it withdrew all bottles with an expiry date of January 4, 2021 but claimed the product posing no health risk to customers.
One shopper complained on the Woolworths Facebook page the milk smelled ‘like poison straight from the bottle’.
Woolworths withdrew the two and three-litre full cream bottles last week as a precautionary measure in the ACT, Victoria and a limited number of stores in NSW.
Woolworths has urgently recalled a batch of 2L and 3L full cream milk cartons with the expiry date January 4, 2021 (pictured, Woolworths Roselands in Sydney’s south-west)
Those who bought the dairy product with the specified expiry date can return it to any Woolworths store for a full refund or replacement.
‘This followed feedback on the taste of this particular batch from a small number of customers,’ the spokesman said.
‘The batch has been tested by our Victorian milk supplier and it is absolutely safe for customers to consume the product.’
A Woolworths spokesman said the supermarket had recalled the dairy product in the ACT, Victoria and a limited number of stores in NSW.
The company’s Facebook page has received numerous complaints from customers over the past few days about the quality of the milk.
‘Just letting you guys know this batch of milk has a bad chemical taste to it,’ one said.
‘I have had this same issue with two bottles, same expiry date purchased in Canberra,’ another added.