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Recall of Tesco Own Brand Food Supplements due to Detection of 2-Chloroethanol, a Recognised Reactio

Friday, 03 December 2021

Alert Summary
Category 2: For Information
Alert Notification: 2021.102
Product Identification: See table below for product detail
Batch Code See table below for batch detail
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom

Category 2 Food Alert for Information: Tesco Ireland recalls batches of several own brand food supplements due to the presence of 2-chloroethanol.


Tesco Ireland is recalling batches of the below food supplements due to the presence of 2-chloroethanol, which is a recognised reaction product of ethylene oxide. 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 product does not pose an acute risk to health, there is an increased risk if there is continued consumption of contaminated food over a long period of time. Therefore, exposure to this substance needs to be minimised. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in Tesco stores supplied with the implicated batches.

Tesco Own Brand Food Supplements
Tesco Own Brand Food Supplements 3