There’s nothing better than cooling off with an ice cream when you’re at the beach. This delicacy is our best friend when it’s hot. If you like ice cream, pay attention to this consumption alert. The Spanish Health Security Agency sounded the alarm on these batches of ice cream sold in Spain. Find out which ones.
Don’t eat them!
Notice to those who are on vacation in Spain or those who have bought ice cream in this country. Certain batches of ice cream sold at Aldi, Mercadona and Lidl have been withdrawn from sale. Indeed, consumers have reported the presence of foreign bodies in these ice creams.
The consumption alert did not mention the nature of the foreign bodies. It is still important to identify the danger that the consumer may incur. Foreign bodies present in food products can cause injury in the mouth of the consumer.
If a piece of plastic, glass or metal is introduced into the digestive system, it can lead to more serious injuries. From Catalonia, the Spanish health security agency alerts all of Spain not to consume these ice creams. People who have them at home should return them to the points of sale.
What are the ice creams that should be avoided?
The consumption alert does not concern France, but only Spain. The three supermarket chains have removed the following ice creams:
- Spiral 7X75 N/V/FR Haccendé
- Chupy fresh FRE/LIM MPK 7 Aldi
- Chupy Cola/Vanilla/Fresa MPK7 Aldi
- Gelatelli 7X75 Eclipse EST Lidl
The batches of the products concerned can be found on the official website of the Spanish health security agency AESAN or on the Twitter account @AESAN_gob_es.
⚠️ Alerta por presence de cuerpos extraños en helados.
🚫 No consumer
📌 Consult the affected products on the web page https://t.co/S6WNEIp0MY pic.twitter.com/x6pLYagyM2
— AESAN (@AESAN_gob_es) August 9, 2022
Similar cases reported in France and Belgium
In addition, Häagen-Dazs ice cream is the subject of a product recall in Belgium and France. The Belgian Federal Food Safety Agency (AFSCA) has launched a recall campaign for a few batches of ice cream. These are Mini Cups and 1/3 pot ice creams, 3/3 Sticks and Mini sticks ice creams and Häagen-Dazs Multipack 2⁄3 ice creams.
The product recall concerns all ice cream lots with the following GTINs:
- GTIN 3415581101010
- GTIN 3415581311716
- GTIN 3415580503518
- GTIN 3415581586718
The date of minimum durability of these batches of ice cream is between July 6, 2022 and May 21, 2023. Customers of Carrefour, Cora, Auchan, Franprix, Casino, Intermarché and other stores should pay attention to this.
Indeed, product recalls concerning Häagen-Dazs ice cream are becoming more and more numerous. Other batches of Häagen-Dazs ice cream that carry the health mark 62.817.030 is also subject to a product recall. The date of minimum durability of these ranges from March 16, 2023 to April 29, 2023.
Belgium: Häagen-Dazs extends the recall of certain batches of ice cream in the country#Alaininfos #yesyeuxsurlemonde
Read here: https://t.co/XqRUiJLQXy
— AlAin French (@AlainFrNews) August 9, 2022
Among the prizes, we can mention:
- The Chocolate and Vanilla Duo, barcode n° 3415587385711, format 24 times 95 ml
- The Macadamie Nut Brittle ice cream pot, barcode n° 3415581319712, format 24 times 95 ml M1
- Vanilla Caramel Brownie, barcode # 3415581187717, 460ml size from Häagen-Dazs
- Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Pecan ice cream, barcode n° 3415581115017, size 460 ml
- Häagen-Dazs Cookies and Cream ice cream, barcode no. 3415581534719, 24 times 95 ml format
The complete list of recalled Häagen-Dazs ice cream series can be found on the Rappel Conso website.
Why is Häagen-Dazs ice cream being recalled?
Product recalls for Häagen-Dazs ice cream are quite common. On August 8, nearly 18 of these Häagen-Dazs products were withdrawn from sale in France. In Spain, stores have withdrawn 20 Häagen-Dazs brand ice creams.
The American group George Mills had sounded the alarm about one of the components of these ice creams. 2-chloroethanol is present in the vanilla ingredient. It goes without saying that you should not consume them since this element is, in fact, carcinogenic. These lots of ice cream contain ethylene oxide. It is a dangerous pesticide for humans since it can cause cancer.
To avoid exposure to this hazardous component, it is better not to eat ice cream and destroy it. The customer can go to the store to bring them back and get a refund.
The recall procedure published on August 05, 2022 ends on September 29. Those who have questions about the recall campaign can contact consumer service at 08 00 33 32 31.