SINGAPORE: The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) ordered a recall of two more Haagen-Dazs ice cream products on Friday (Aug. 5) due to the presence of ethylene oxide, a pesticide not approved for use in food.
This follows the recall of two other Haagen-Dazs ice cream products last month.
Affected products include Haagen-Dazs’ Cookies and Cream 473ml pints with an expiration date of May 27, 2023 and Belgian Chocolate 100ml “minicups” with an expiration date of June 8, 2023.
Both products concerned come from France.
“While there is no immediate risk from consuming food contaminated with low levels of ethylene oxide, long-term exposure can lead to health problems,” SFA said in a press release.
The agency added that exposure to ethylene oxide “should be minimized as much as possible.”
The recall is underway.
In response to TSWT’s question, importer Frosts Food & Beverage said that after the “voluntary recall” of Haagen-Dazs’ Vanilla ice cream last month, the brand owners, General Mills, have taken the precaution of extending the recall to two other products.