Four Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream products have been recalled from supermarkets around France due to trace amounts of a carcinogenic pesticide banned in the EU.
The recall is for:
460ml tubs of crème glacée vanille
650ml tubs of crème glacée vanille
95ml tubs of crème glacée vanille
A packet of four 95ml tubs of vanilla ice cream called Vanilla Collection
The products were on shelves between November 2, 2021 and July 6, 2022. They all have an expiry date lasting until May 21, 2023.
They are sold in shops all around France including Carrefour, Casino, Franprix Intermarché, Leclerc, Monoprix, Picard and Système U.
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Crèmes glacées Vanille - Häagen-Dazs
Risques : Autres contaminants chimiques
Motif : Présence de traces d'Oxyde d'éthylène (ETO), supérieures à celles autorisées par la législation européenne dans l'un des ingré ...https://t.co/dehyGhnDs6 pic.twitter.com/D16o3aEDMB
US ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs voluntarily recalled the products after it was discovered that they contain small amounts of ethylene oxide, which is commonly used as a pesticide but also has cancer-causing effects.
The company has stated that the ethylene oxide comes from the vanilla extract in the ice cream that is provided by one of the company’s suppliers. It added that the quantities found only slightly exceed the analytical detection limits.
Singapore and Taiwan have also recalled similar products for containing trace amounts of ethylene oxide.
If you have bought one of these products you should not consume it.
You should return it with the receipt to the store where you bought it and you will be fully reimbursed.
If you cannot find the receipt, you could bring back the full or empty tub and the shop may still offer to reimburse you.
A phone number has been set up to help customers: 0800 333231.
The recall is set to last until September 6 this year.
For more information, see France’s recall service Rappel Conso’s website here.