Recall of Certain Batches of Carte D'or Strawberry Ice Cream due to the Presence of the Unauthorised Pesticide Ethylene Oxide
Friday, 13 August 2021
Carte D’or Strawberry Ice Cream; pack size: 1000ml
L1123CL020, L1146AL020, L1146BL020 and L1147BL020; best before: 05/2023
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Certain batches of Carte D’or Strawberry ice cream are being recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide in the batch of food additive locust bean gum (E410) used in their production. 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. 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. Therefore, exposure to ethylene oxide needs to be minimised. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches.