COUNTDOWN PULLED HOMEBRAND MILK OFF SHELVES

Homebrand milk has been pulled from Countdown’s shelves in the North Island, after customers complained it smelt and tasted like chemicals.
Over the last weekend, the company voluntarily withdrew Homebrand 2-litre and 3-litre lite blue milk bottles, due to expire on February 11. The supplier, which has not been named, has been investigating the cause, but guaranteed there was no food safety risk involved.
“Our voluntarily withdrawal was routine, because the quality of the product did not meet our standard. There was no health risk to customers, which has been reiterated publicly by MPI officials,” said James Walker, National Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Countdown.