Popular butter sold across Australia is urgently recalled over fears it can cause illness: Do not eat

A brand of organic butter sold in IGA stores in many Australian states has been recalled over concerns it could be contaminated.

Paris Creek Farms 200g biodynamic fresh butter unsalted may be contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica.

Paris Creek Farms Organic Dairy biodynamic fresh butter unsalted. Photo: Paris Creek Farms

The bacteria, most commonly found in undercooked pork, can cause fever, abdominal pain and even bloody diarrhea, with symptoms appearing four to seven days after exposure and lasting for weeks.

Consumers are urged to check the use-by date of their butter and avoid consumption if it is stated as January 13, 2024.

The butter can be returned to the point of sale for a refund.

IGA stores in South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and Western Australia have put the butter on sale, as have Foodies and Harris Farm stores in NSW and Foodland in SA.