Häagen-Dazs Hong Kong apologises after pesticide found in vanilla ice cream
Centre for Food Safety halts sale of Häagen-Dazs’ pint-sized and bulk-sized vanilla ice cream after Taiwan’s food authorities found ethylene oxide in them.
Häagen-Dazs Hong Kong has apologised after the city’s food safety watchdog halted the sale of the company’s two types of vanilla ice cream products from France as they were suspected of containing an unauthorised substance.
The announcement by the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) on Tuesday came a day after Taiwan’s food authorities found ethylene oxide, a pesticide banned by the European Union, in the two products which had also been imported to Hong Kong, according to an initial investigation.
The batches in question are Häagen-Dazs’ pint-sized and bulk-sized vanilla ice cream with the expiration dates of April 13, 2023, and October 26, 2022 respectively.