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Darwin’s Dairy recalls milk and cream products because of a potential breakdown in pasteurisation procedures

Darwin’s Dairy is recalling all of its milk and cream product range because the products may not have been effectively pasteurised. This means the products may contain harmful bacteria such as E. coli. Products are sold in glass bottles, plastic bottles and cartons in a range of sizes.

Product details

Darwin’s Dairy Double Cream
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
Darwin’s Dairy Whipping Cream
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
Darwin’s Dairy Semi-Skimmed Milk
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
Darwin’s Dairy Skimmed Milk
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
Darwin’s Dairy Whole Milk
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
NP and DJ Darwin Ltd Double Cream
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
NP and DJ Darwin Ltd Whipping Cream
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
NP and DJ Darwin Ltd Semi Skimmed Milk
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
NP and DJ Darwin Ltd Skimmed Milk
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019
NP and DJ Darwin Ltd Whole Milk
Pack size All
Use by All dates up to and including 29 November 2019

Risk statement

The possible presence of harmful bacteria such as E. coli in the products listed above.

Symptoms caused by E. coli include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, and haemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure and can be fatal. Other harmful bacteria may be present that may cause other symptoms. If you have consumed these products and feel unwell, you are advised to seek medical advice.

Action taken by the company

Darwin’s Dairy is recalling the above products. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Darwin’s Dairy have contacted delivery customers to advise them of the product recall.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products, do not eat or drink them. Instead, dispose of the product.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-50-2019