The Ministry of Health advises the public of a product recall on Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream due to chemical contamination.
The recall according to a media release by the MoH is due to the presence of trace amounts of the chemical Ethylene Oxide found in this flavour of the ice cream.
Ethylene Oxide is classed under the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Act and Regulations as a Toxic Industrial Chemical.
Although there is no immediate risk to consumption of food contaminated with low levels of Ethylene Oxide, long-term exposure may lead to health issues.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Ministry of Health is advising consumers to avoid purchasing and consuming Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream (All Sizes) at this time.
The MoH said it is working closely with the local distributor to have all the affected products immediately removed from sale and distribution points.
Members of the public may also contact the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division at 623-5242 or email [email protected] for additional information.