New Zealand – Real Milk Timaru brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk – Listeria monocytogenes


Product identification
Product type Raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk
Name of product (size) Real Milk Timaru brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk (1L)
Date marking Use by date: 17/06/21, 18/06/21 and 19/06/21
Batch marking Purchased on and between 13 and 15 June 2021.

Lot numbers: 210613, 210614 and 210615

Package size and description The product is sold in a 1L glass bottle.
Distribution The product was sold via a vending machine at 22 Fairview Road, Timaru. The product was also available via home deliveries in the South Canterbury area and online at:

The product has not been exported.

Notes This recall does not affect any other batches of Real Milk Timaru brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the lot number, use by date written on the product and date of purchase.

If you have purchased any of the affected product listed on this notice, do not consume it. Customers should return the product to Real Milk Timaru for a full refund. Alternatively, consume after heating to 70°C and holding at this temperature for one minute. If you don’t have a thermometer, heat the milk until it nearly reaches a boil (or scald the milk) before drinking it.

There have been no reports of associated illness in New Zealand. If you have consumed any of this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

MPI’s advice on how to reduce the risk of illness if you drink raw unpasteurised milk

More information on Listeria

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Real Milk Timaru:

  • Phone: ​027 221 4552
  • Address: 22 Fairview Road, Timaru.

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