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


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.

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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.

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