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Consumable Items Recalled By Food Safety Authority Yesterday.

The five consumable items, pictured hereunder, are being recalled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide. This pesticide is forbidden in Europe, as it is known to be carcinogenic and mutagenic.

The consumables to be avoided include:-
(1) Batches of Seven Seas Omega-3 and Immunity 30 Day Duo Pack. [Batch 247548: Best Before Jul-22; Batch 247549: Best Before Jul-22 and Batch 256666: Best Before March-23.]
(2) Batches of True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder. [All best before dates between 10/11/2022 to 11/03/2023.]
(3) Batches of Carte D’or Strawberry Ice Cream. [L1123CL020, L1146AL020, L1146BL020 and L1147BL020; best before: 05/2023]
(4) Batches of Nestle Milkybar Mini Multipack Ice Cream. [6 x 50ml – Batch code Ml099 best before 04.2023.]
(5) Batches of Nuii Salted Caramel Ice Cream. [90ml Batch codes Ml1114 and Ml1115 – best before 04.2023.]

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 immediate 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. Therefore, exposure to ethylene oxide needs to be minimised.

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

Ethylene oxide is also used as a surface disinfectant that is widely put into service in hospitals and the medical equipment industry, to replace steam in the sterilization of heat-sensitive tools.

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