No milk with that, thanks

Not what it says on the label: The Coles coconut milk recalled for containing cow’s milk.

Two different types of UHT coconut milk and one rice milk product have been recalled by major supermarkets for accidentally containing an undeclared allergen — real milk.

The products are labelled ‘vegan’ and ‘dairy free’, making the inclusion of cow’s milk a health risk to customers with dairy allergies.

The first recalled product is Coles Organic Coconut Milk UHT 1 litre, sold in Coles supermarkets across Victoria and NSW border towns, including Deniliquin and Albury, from April 5.

The second is Macro Certified Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk UHT 1 litre and third is Macro Certified Organic Naturally Sweet Rice Milk UHT 1 litre.

The Macro products were sold from April 6 in Victoria only through Woolworths and Metro stores. Batch numbers are: 150167 for the Macro coconut milk and 701667 for the Macro rice milk.

Coles did not supply a batch number for its coconut milk product, but they will all be labelled ‘best before 31 March 2023’.

Pink pedals push polly

Pedal power: A pink bike used in Independent candidate for Mallee Sophie Baldwin's election campaign. Photo by Daneka Hill

Mallee electorate residents and travellers through the area might have noticed some odd bikes in strange places.

The pink bikes are part of Sophie Baldwin’s election campaign. Ms Baldwin is running as an independent candidate in Mallee at the May 21 poll.

Ms Baldwin said the bike motif came about because the original plan was for her to bike around the electorate.

“But then the roads were so terrible and there were too many trucks, so I nixed that idea,” she said.

Campaign volunteer Doug Fehring was behind the recycled, spray-painted bikes, which he placed around the electorate with his son.

“They go from Cohuna to Mildura, Mildura to Horsham and Horsham to Cohuna,” Mr Fehring said.

“It took us a day-and-a-half to put them out.”

The team has pledged to pick the street art up after the election.

Disclosure: Sophie Baldwin is a former Country News reporter and occasional contributor to McPherson Media Group publications.