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

The affected products are Haagen-Dazs' Belgian Chocolate and Cookies & Cream ice cream.

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

The Singapore Food Agency issued a recall for Häagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate and Cookies & Cream Ice Cream. (Photos: Singapore Food Agency)

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 in a media release.

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 recall to two other products.

The recall is issued for Häagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream Ice Cream in 473ml tubs with an expiry date of May 27, 2023. (Photo: Singapore Food Agency)
The Häagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream come in 100ml tubs and have the expiry date of Jun 8, 2023. (Photo: Singapore Food Agency)

No other Haagen-Dazs products are affected, Frosts 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.

Source: CNA/rc(rj)

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