In a ruling released Thursday (Aug 4), Belgian food safety authorities ordered several more varieties of Haagen-Dazs ice cream withdrawn from sale after a banned contaminant was discovered in the vanilla flavoring.
In a company inspection last month, Belgian officials found the potentially carcinogenic compound ethylene oxide (ETO) in Haagen-Dazs’ vanilla variety.
AFSCA has expanded the order to include 10 more products that also contain vanilla extracts, such as Belgian chocolate, macadamia nut brittle, vanilla pecan, and cookies and cream.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them and contact General Mills for a refund,” the food safety agency said.
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