Recall of Certain Batches of Emergen-C Energy Release & Immunity Support Food Supplement due to the Presence of 2-Chloroethanol, a Recognised Reaction Product of Ethylene Oxide

Friday, 15 October 2021

Summary
Category 2:

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Alert Notification:

2021.89

Product:

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Batch Code:

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Country Of Origin:

Ireland

Message:

The below batches of Emergen-C Energy Release & Immunity Support are being recalled 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 stores supplied with the implicated batches. 

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