28 October 2015

Coconut milk, coconut juice drinks and coconut powder products recalled due to presence of undeclared dairy allergen

WA Health advises that a number of coconut milk, coconut juice drinks, and coconut powder products are being recalled in Australia due to the presence of undeclared dairy allergen.

Details of current consumer level food recalls can be found on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website (external site).

WA Health Environmental Health Director Jim Dodds said people with a dairy allergy should not consume the recalled products as this may result in an allergic reaction.

“Consumers should either dispose of the recalled products or return it to the place of purchase for a refund,” Mr Dodds said.

Under Australian food legislation, products which contain the presence of milk or milk products (dairy) must state their presence on the label.

Consumers should be aware of the possibility that other similar coconut milk, coconut juice drink and coconut powder products may contain undeclared dairy.

WA Health continues to work with local government authorities to investigate similar products to ensure that the labels declare the presence of dairy allergens.

Further information for consumers, retailers and importers is available from Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s website (external site).

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