Mars Italy drew some batches of Snickers, Twix, Bounty and M & M’s brand ice creams for the “presence of levels of ethylene oxide (ETO) in one of the ingredients (E410 – locust bean gum) in quantities higher than that indicated by European legislation. ” The recall was reported by Decò. The ice creams affected by the provision have the following minimum storage terms (Tmc) and EAN codes shown on the packages:
- Snickers Ice Cream Bar (format 12x4x48 g) with Tmc from 31/12/2022 to 30/04/2023 and the EAN code 5000159460927
- Twix Ice Cream Bar (format 14x4x34.2 g) with Tmc from 31/12/2022 to 30/04/2023 and the EAN code 5000159536370
- Bounty Ice Cream Bar (format 12x4x39.1 g) with Tmc from 31/12/2022 to 30/04/2023 and the EAN code 5000159536394
- M&M’s Choco Ice Cream Stick (format 12x4x63 g) with Tmc from 28/02/2022 to 31/01/2023 and the EAN code 5000159500678
- M&M’s Peanut Ice Cream Stick (format 12x4x62 g) with Tmc from 31/07/2021 to 31/10/2022 and EAN code 5000159500654
The company recalls that the recall only concerns products with the minimum storage terms indicated. As a precaution, it is recommended not to consume the ice creams indicated and contact the Mars Italia consumer service at 02 57514220.
The Ministry of Healthinstead, it issued the precautionary reminder of several batches of apricot jam tarts branded Fernanda Bandecchi L’Eccellenza della Tradizione, for the “presence of ethylene oxide in an ingredient (apricot puree)“. The product in question belongs to lots 102319 with expiration 11/08/2021, 102324 with expiration 15/08/2021, 102326 with expiration 18/08/2021, 102332 with expiration 25/08/2021, 102337 with expiration 29/08/20 2021, 102338 expiring 01/08/2021, 102340 c0n expiring 04/09/2021, and 102341 expiring 05/09/2021.
The tarts recalled were produced by the Bandecchi Fernanda Bakery of Fiaschi Alessandro & C. Snc, in the factory in via Francesca 313, in Santa Maria a Monte, in the province of Pisa. The company informs that the product is sold exclusively at its point of sale.
The recall of all products containing locust bean gum containing ethylene oxide, even in minimal quantities, has been decided by the European Commission, in compliance with the precautionary principle. At the time of writing, there are just over 50 products involved including drinks, burgers and vegetable substitutes for cooking cream, yogurt, gluten-free products, food supplements, sauces, pastries, ice creams and sorbets.
The ministry has also published the precautionary reminder of a batch of Ariccia Food branded vacuum head cup for the “suspected presence of Listeria monocytogenes. ” The packages involved are those with a variable weight from 200 grams to 5 kg vacuum-packed, with the lot number o5 / 07 and the Tmc 13/09/2021.
The head cup recalled was produced by the company Ariccia Food Srl in the plant in via di Mezzo 18, in Ariccia, in the metropolitan city of Rome (identification mark IT CE 2085 L). As a precaution, it is recommended not to consume the products with the indicated expiry dates and lot numbers, and to return them to the point of purchase.
The ministry, in addition, it has published a food safety notice for the presence of high values of ethylene oxide in the food supplements Moringa Powder and Moringa Capsule, reported by the German health authorities through the Rasff alert system. The products in question are:
- Moringa powder, in packs of 500 g, with expiry date 12 / o2 / 2023
- Moringa in capsules, in packs of 240 capsules, with expiry dates 28/10/2022, 29/10/2022, 30/10/2022, 31/10/2022 and 22/03/2023
The ministry della Salute announces that the reported supplements are sold online, also in Italy, by Be Healthy doo- FutuNatura Ul. Mirka Vadnova 7, Kranj, 4000, Slovenia. It is recommended not to consume the two products.
From 1 January 2021, The Food Fact reported 155 recalls, for a total of 249 products. To see all notifications Click here.
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