Eggs, crisps and ice-cream taken from Irish supermarket shelves due to ‘contamination’

Shoppers have been encouraged to check their homes for affected items



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9 August 2022

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Irish supermarkets have asked customers not to eat certain food products after issuing recalls on several items.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued alerts about some products that have since been removed from shelves in Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores, Spar, and SuperValu.

Any shops that stocked the impacted products will have point of sale notices posted in their store and will give shoppers refunds for returning any of the affected batches.

Shoppers have been encouraged to check their homes for the affected items.

The FSAI recalled various batches of Haagen-Dazs ice cream products due to the detection of 2-Chloroethanol, a recognised reaction product of ethylene oxide which is banned for use in foods in Europe.

The flavours included in the recall are Belgian Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Pralines and Cream, and Duo Belgian Chocolate and Strawberry Crunch.

The products were for sale in major Irish supermarkets including Tesco, Dunnes and SuperValu.

Just last month, a separate alert was issued for tubs of Haagen-Dazs Vanilla weighing 460ml and Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Collection packs of 4x95ml for the same reason.

Meanwhile Tesco is recalling a batch of Free From Digestive Biscuits amid fears it could contain small metal pieces. The affected packs are 160g and have a best before end date of March 2023.

A batch of Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie has been pulled from shelves in Tesco, SuperValu, and Dunnes Stores due to the possible presence of plastic. The affected product is 425g and has batch code L079T, with time code between 06:00 – 08:22, and a best before date of 09/2023.

And a batch of Mars Bounty Ice Cream Bars has been recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide. The affected bars have the batch code 037C3DOE02, and the best before date 31/08/22.

Meadow Park Eggs is recalling batches of Meadow Park 6 Free Range Duck Eggs due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batches. The recall includes all best before dates up to and including 08/08/2022.

The FSAI has also issued a recall notice on Roma’s Formaggio Da Pasta cheese powder due to the potential presence of mould. The impacted batch is in a pack size of 80g with the best before date 05/05/2023.



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