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Another Milk Scare – Not Poop, Just Chemicals

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Last week, milk was pulled from shelves in Australia when the legal level of poop was exceeded. This week, a brand in New Zealand is in the news for trashing products with a ‘chemical taste.’ Yum!

Homebrand milk voluntarily pulled two and three litre bottles of milk from Countdown grocers after customers complained that it smelled and tasted like chemicals. They wouldn’t disclose how much was taken off shelves, or the supplier, but have said that “there is no food safety risk.” They forget that chemicals are something people don’t regularly have a risk of tasting when eating and drinking.

Is it possible that people are tasting the cocktail of painkillers, antibiotics and growth hormones that make milk possible? It’s enough to make you shudder at the site of a milk moustache.

This is the latest in a series of high profile food scares in New Zealand. In December, smoked chicken was recalled for not being cooked, and ham was removed for a listeria scare. Berries also got a recall that month, confirming that bad food conditions can affect more than just meat and dairy. Here’s hoping kiwis get a break from facing any more scares.

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