Hope the tests are right this time.

Fonterra is recalling 8,700 bottles of fresh cream sold under the Anchor brand over fears of E. coli bacteria contamination.

The recalled items have a “best before Jan 21, 2014” label and were distributed throughout Fonterra’s retail and food service stores across North Island, from Northland to Turangi, including Gisborne.

Included in the recall are cream sold under Pams brand, which is owned by the Foodstuffs distributor and retailer.

This recall came after a botulism scare hit Fonterra’s products in August due to contaminated whey-protein concentrate used in infant milk formula, sports drinks and other products, although later tests said the organism was not harmful.

Fonterra initiated the E. coli recall on Monday after regular testing at the dairy’s Takanini facility in Auckland found high levels of coliform on the cream. Coliform is bacteria found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals, which is an indicator of the possible presence of E. coli.