Iceland stores issue urgent recall for popular milk products over pesticide fears

By Aakanksha Surve

Iceland has issued an urgent recall for two popular milk drinks sold in Ireland.

FSAI has issued a warning against the consumption of certain batches of Moo Milk flavoured milk due to the presence of pesticide ethylene oxide.

The implicated batches are the following

  • Moo Milk Banana Flavoured Pack Size: 1L and Use By: 13/10/2021
  • Moo Milk Chocolate Flavoured Pack Size: 1L and Use By: 12/10/2021

Continued consumption of food contaminated with ethylene oxide can increase the risk of cancer.

This pesticide is not permitted for use in foods sold in the EU but is approved for use by other countries outside the EU.

A notice on the FSAI website reads: "Certain batches of Moo Milk flavoured milk are being recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide.

"This pesticide is not authorised for use in food sold in the EU. Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an acute risk to health, there may be health issues if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide over a long period of time.

"Therefore, exposure to this substance needs to be minimised. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in Iceland stores supplied with the implicated batches."

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