Häagen-Dazs recalls vanilla ice cream over pesticide concerns

06/20/2022 08:18 PM
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Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Häagen-Dazs on Monday issued a recall for vanilla ice cream products after frozen dessert offerings in a recent shipment were recently found to contain small amounts of pesticide residue.

Two recently-imported vanilla ice cream batches were found to be tainted with ethylene oxide, according to a statement released by General Mills Taiwan, which operates the Häagen-Dazs brand in the country.

The batches contained pint-sized (473ml) products with an expiry date of April 13, 2023 and 2.5-gallon (9.46-liter) tubs for commercial purposes (expiry date Oct. 26, 2022), the company said in a statement.

As a precautionary measure, all vanila ice cream products from the two batches are being pulled from the shelves, while those tested at the border will remain sealed in a warehouse, it said.

The Taiwanese firm said the global Häagen-Dazs headquarters has been notified about the issue and will cooperate with the local authorities to ensure all relevant inspections are carried out.

According to Häagen-Dazs, customers who purchased the items identified after April 26 this year with a valid receipt can apply for a full refund, effective immediately.

Applications for refunds are available at https://bit.ly/3b9mT2s, with the deadline on Aug. 31, 2022.

(By Yu Hsiao-han and Ko Lin)


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