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Certain food products recalled from Irish supermarkets after they were found to contain banned chemicals

DUBLIN: The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has recalled various food products such as ice cream, eggs and crisps from the market following the detection of banned chemicals.  Officials informed that food products found to contain toxic substances should not be sold and buyers should return them. Major Irish supermarkets have also asked customers not to eat certain food products.

Affected items include certain batches of eggs, biscuits, crisps, and ice cream. FSAI has asked people to check whether these products have been purchased. Shoppers will be refunded for returning any affected batches. Most of the recalled products have best before dates up to and including May 21, 2023.

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

Belgian Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Pralines and Cream, and Duo Belgian Chocolate and Strawberry Crunch are among the flavours recalled. They were for sale in major Irish supermarkets including Tesco, Dunnes and SuperValu.

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

Tesco has recalled a batch of its Free From Digestive biscuits amid concerns they may contain small pieces of metal.

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