Singapore recalls batch of Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream again over pesticide fears

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A batch of Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream in pint tubs and “Classic Collection Mini Cups” has been recalled in Singapore. (PHOTOS: Singapore Food Agency)
A batch of Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream in pint tubs and “Classic Collection Mini Cups” has been recalled in Singapore. (PHOTOS: Singapore Food Agency)

SINGAPORE — Another batch of the Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream product imported into Singapore has been ordered for a recall by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), after it was found to contain a banned pesticide.

The affected batch involved the Häagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream from France, which came in pint tubs and “Classic Collection Mini Cups” with “best before dates” from 4 July 2022 to 21 July 2023. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand has issued a notification on the recall of the products due to the presence of ethylene oxide.

SFA has directed the importer, Frosts Food & Beverage, to recall the products, which is ongoing.

“Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that is not authorised for use in food. 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,” SFA said.

Consumers who have bought the affected products are advised not to consume it. Those who have concerns about their health arising from the consumption of the products should seek medical advice.

The latest recall comes slightly over two weeks after SFA ordered the recall of a batch of the Häagen-Dazs 9.46-litre tubs of vanilla ice cream for the same reason.

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