This decision follows an alert triggered by the discovery of residues of a carcinogenic compound in batches during checks, announced by the Federal Agency for Food Safety (AFSCA).
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New cold shower for the ice cream brand. Belgium withdrew from sale, Tuesday, August 9, seven new ice creams from the Häagen-Dazs brand. This decision follows a European alert triggered in early July by the discovery of residues of a carcinogenic compound in batches during controls, was announced by the Federal Agency for Food Safety (AFSCA).
“Several variants of Häagen-Dazs brand ice cream, sold in Belgium via the Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Intermarché stores, are withdrawn from sale”, the agency said in a statement. Belgium had already been withdrawn from the sale of ten Häagen-Dazs products on August 4.
The ice cream manufacturer, the American group General Mills, found during a check the presence of traces of 2-Chloroethanol (2CE), an indicator for the presence of ethylene oxide in a batch of Häagen-Dazs products. . A vanilla supplier has been identified as the cause of the problem and General Mills has decided to recall all products made with vanilla from this supplier, the FASFC explained.
The Belgian agency published the list of the seventeen incriminated ice creams, including Belgium Chocolate, with the expiry dates whose withdrawal was demanded in all the stores of the kingdom.