Two Haagen-Dazs ice cream products recalled due to presence of pesticide

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SINGAPORE: The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Friday (Aug 5) ordered a recall of two more Haagen-Dazs ice-cream products due to the presence of ethylene oxide, a pesticide that is not authorised for use in food.

This follows the recall of two other Haagen-Dazs' ice cream products last month.

The implicated products include Haagen Dazs Cookies and Cream 473ml pints with an expiry date of May 27, 2023 and Belgian Chocolate 100ml "mini cups" with an expiry date of Jun 8, 2023.

Both affected products are from France.

"Although there is no immediate risk to consumption of food contaminated with low levels of ethylene oxide, long term exposure may lead to health issues", said SFA.

The agency added that exposure to ethylene oxide "should be minimised as much as possible".

The recall is ongoing.

In a response to CNA's query, importer Frosts Food & Beverage said that following the "voluntary recall" of Haagen-Dazs' Vanilla ice cream last month, the brand owners, General Mills, "have taken the precautionary additional step of extending the scope of this action to a specific batch of vanilla based flavours".

This includes the two recalled flavours.

No other Haagen Dazs products are affected, it said, adding that the affected products were sold at supermarkets and convenience stores throughout Singapore.

SFA said those who have purchased the affected products should not consume them.

The agency advised those who have consumed the implicated products and have concerns about their health to seek medical advice.

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