Two more Inside Out plant-based milk products have been recalled, following last week’s news that a Sydney man had been hospitalised with symptoms of botulism.
Food Standards issued a notice on 16 February announcing the recall of Inside Out Nutritious Good’s Unsweetened Almond Milk, with NSW Health investigations confirming the presence of botulinum toxin.
“The contamination was identified when a person experienced severe symptoms of botulism after drinking the product. The person was admitted to hospital, where they continue to receive treatment,” a NSW Health statement reads.
Recalls have been extended now to include two of the company’s oat milk varieties:
- JS Health x Inside Out Unsweetened Oat Milk Collagen + Calcium + Prebiotics, 1L
- JS Health x Inside Out Barista Oat Milk Collagen + Calcium + Prebiotics, 1L
The products have been available for sale at Woolworths stores nationally.
The recall applies to products with use by date markings up to and including 18 May 2023, and is due to missing storage instructions, with the products failing to direct consumers to keep them refrigerated.
“Failure to refrigerate this product may lead to microbial growth and biotoxin contamination which may cause illness/injury if consumed,” Food Standards said.
A statement on the Inside Out website said the health and safety of the company’s customers is its top priority, and that its thoughts are with the affected customer.
It added that a recent NSW Department of Primary Industries inspection of the Inside Out manufacturing facility found that the facility was in full compliance with regulations and relevant standards.
“This is a safety-first product recall and Inside Out is proactively cooperating with Food Standards Australia New Zealand, NSW Health, the NSW Food Authority and Woolworths. Inside Out is also engaging independent experts to investigate the matter,” the statement reads.
“We apologies for any distress or concern this has caused our loyal customers.”