At least 53 ice cream products that have been recalled are manufactured by Mars, Nestlé, Milka, Toblerone, Nuii, Oreo, Princesa, La Lechera and Smarties. (All listed below).
The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition ( AESAN ) has been informed through the European Alert Network of the commercialization in different countries, including Spain, of an additive (E410) in which ethylene oxide residues have been detected in a concentration higher than the maximum legal limit established , and which has been used as a stabilizer in the manufacture of ice cream.
Since the beginning of this alert notification, the contaminated additive has been withdrawn from the market , in order to avoid its use in the manufacture of any product. With the information available, AESAN is not aware of any case of poisoning in relation to the affected products.
In addition, it reminds companies that they must withdraw products made with this additive from the market. However, they point out that ethylene oxide levels are very low and are below the legal limit of 0.02 mg / kg.
WHAT IS ETHYLENE OXIDE AND WHAT SYMPTOMS DOES IT PRODUCE?
Ethylene oxide is a sweet smelling flammable gas that dissolves in most organic solvents. It is used mainly in antifreeze, polyester and some additives .
Its use as an active substance in phytosanitary products is not approved in the EU and, therefore, in Spain as it is classified as “mutagenic, carcinogenic and toxic for reproduction” .
In large quantities it is dangerous while prolonged consumption in low quantities can cause eye irritation, skin burns, brain problems and nervous system failures .
NESTLÉ AND MARS, MAINLY AFFECTED
Within the food alert there are Froneri and Mars products. The latter is the only manufacturer that has made public the list of recalled products. Specifically, it is about eight ice creams from M & M’s, Snickers and Twix .
On the contrary, the ice cream maker Froneri has at least 46 varieties affected. These are from the brands Nestlé, Milka, Toblerone, Nuii, Oreo, Princesa, La Lechera and Smarties . However, they have not wanted to reveal what ice creams are at a general level and only those sold in Carrefour, Día and Covirán have been announced.
The way to consult it is by accessing a website that they have enabled where the consumer can enter the batch number.
LIST OF 53 RECALLED ICE CREAMS
Below is a list of some of the retired ice creams, although not all of them are there as they have not been fully disclosed.
- M & M’s Chocolate ice cream on stick 63g – Multipack x4
- Ice Cream M & M’s Peanut stick 62g – Multipack x4
- Ice Cream M & M’s Peanut stick 62g
- SNICKERS ice cream bar 48g – Multipack x 6
- SNICKERS Xtra ice cream stick 66g
- TWIX ice cream stick 40g
- TWIX Ice Cream Stick 34.2g – Multipack 6
- TWIX Xtra ice cream stick 47g
- Chocolate cones 4 units Milka 270 gr
- Minibom Almond No added Sugar Nestlé 162 gr
- Oreo cones 4 units
- Pirulo Mikolápiz 5 units 90 ml Nestlé 250 gr
- Toblerone Ice Cream Toble 266 gr
- Assorted mini chocolates Nuii 253 gr
- Maxibon Triple Chocolate Nestlé 284 gr
- Milka vanilla & chocolate bonbon 4 × 100 ml
- Mini chocolate almond vanilla S7A Nestlé 6-pack units 240 ml
- Nestlé Chococlack ice cream candy Pack 4 units 90 ml
- Ice cream mini cone Nestlé vanilla sugar free multipack 8 × 60 ml
- Nuii Almond with Java Vanilla 3 × 90 ml 201 gr
- Nuii cream and dark chocolate with california almonds 3 × 90 ml 198 gr
- Nuii mini assorted almond & white vanilla from Java 6 × 55 ml 252 gr
- Nuii mini chocolate ice cream assorted 2 caramel and macadamia nuts, 2 white chocolate and Java vanilla and 2 dark chocolate with blueberries. Multipack 6 × 55 ml
- Chocolate ice cream Nuii caramel and Australian macadamia nuts multipack 3 × 90 ml
- Nuii caramel and walnut ice cream bonbon 3 × 90 ml
- Nuii chocolate and mango ice cream multipack 3 × 90 ml
- Nuii mascarpone with Scandinavian cranberries 3 × 90 ml 201 gr
- Oreo chocolate ice cream 4 units 110 ml
- Nestlé Camy Cream Grand Lady Cake 484 gr 850 ml
- Grandma Princess ice cream cake 850 ml 570 gr
- Nestlé Happy Mix Ice Cream 7 units 461 ml
- Nestlé Smarties Pop Up Ice Cream x4 units
- Toblerone chocolate 4 units 100 ml7
- Nestlé cream blocks 1 kg
- Nestlé nougat blocks 1 kg
- Nestlé vanilla block ice cream 1 L
- Cone Extreme 3 chocolates Nestlé 120 ml 6 units
- Vanilla sorbet and brownie ice cream La Lechera 900 ml 510 gr
- Milka chocolate vanilla ice cream tube 480 ml
- Ice cream cone Extreme Glod Core Multipack 6 × 115 ml
- Ice cream cone Extreme fondant caramel Multipack 6 × 115 ml
- Extreme mini cone ice cream assortment: 4 vanilla and 4 chocolate
- Extreme mini cone ice cream assortment: 4 vanilla and 4 multipack caramel (4 + 4) 60 ml
- Ice cream cone Extreme strawberry and cream multipack 6 × 120 ml
- Mini cone ice cream Extreme Sundae cream multipack 8 × 60 ml
- Ice cream cone Extreme vanilla multipack 6 × 120 ml
- Strawberry ice cream with cream La Lechera bulk 510 gr 900 ml
- Milka mini chocolate 6 × 50 ml
- Milka chocolate and hazelnut bonbon 4 × 100 m
- Nestlé whiskey iced cake 1 kg
- Milka cone ice cream 4 units 100 ml
- Milka hazelnut ice cream 480 ml
- Mini Milka cone 8 units 25 ml