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Häagen-Dazs pulls six batches on pesticide fears

2022-08-06 HKT 17:01
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  • The batches in question came in six different flavours and four product sizes. Image: Shutterstock
    The batches in question came in six different flavours and four product sizes. Image: Shutterstock
Popular ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs said on Saturday it had pulled six batches of its products exported to Hong Kong because they are believed to contain unauthorised pesticide.

This comes two days after the Centre for Food Safety ordered two of the brand's ice cream products to be removed from shelves, as they might be contaminated with ethylene oxide, which is banned by the European Union.

In a statement, the brand said it has borne its responsibility of ensuring food quality and safety, adding that the latest products involved had not been sold in the local market, and were marked and sealed.

The batches in question came in six different flavours - such as Vanilla Caramel Brownie, and Belgian Chocolate and Strawberry, among others - and four product sizes: stickbar, mini-cup, pint, and bulk.

The best-before dates are between May 6, 2023 and June 26, 2023.

The brand said food quality and safety was its top priority, and its products did not use ethylene oxide.

It also apologised to its customers.