Batches of Nestlé Milkybar and Nuii ice creams being recalled due to presence of "unauthorised pesticide" 9 months ago

Batches of Nestlé Milkybar and Nuii ice creams being recalled due to presence of "unauthorised pesticide"

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Certain batches of Nestlé Milkybar Mini Multipack ice cream and Nuii Salted Caramel ice cream are being recalled due to the presence of an "unauthorised pesticide".

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued an alert on Wednesday about the recall for the products which originated in Poland.

The unauthorised pesticide is the ethylene oxide in the batch of the food additive locust bean gum (E410) used in the recalled foods' production.

For the list of the implicated batches, see the table below.

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Image via FSAI

"Locust bean gum (E410) is an approved food additive in the EU and is used as a thickener and stabiliser in a broad range of food products," the FSAI said in a statement.

"Ethylene oxide is a pesticide that is not permitted for use in foods sold in the EU but is approved for use by other countries outside the EU.

"Although the consumption of the contaminated products does not pose an acute risk to health, there is an increased risk if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide in contaminated food over a long period of time."

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On account of this, the FSAI says exposure to ethylene oxide needs to be minimised.

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.

To read the full alert, visit the FSAI's website here.

Main image via FSAI

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