Several types of ice cream from Mars GmbH may contain the carcinogen ethylene oxide. As a result, the company is now recalling the harmful products from the market.
Minimum amounts of ethylene oxide cause recall
Several types of ice cream brands Bounty, Twix and M&M’s are being recalled by manufacturer Mars GmbH. As reported by the company, it cannot be ruled out that the recalled products contain minimal amounts of ethylene oxide (ETO) in locust bean gum and guar gum. Pesticides and fumigants can cause cancer and are banned in food production in Europe.
Consumption of the products does not pose a risk, a recall is done only because the values do not comply with the limits for ECA.
The problem only affects products from 2020 and 2021
Only certain products purchased between June 2020 and July 2021 will be recalled.
The products in question are the following ice cream:
- Bounty ice cream bar, 6-pack
- Bounty single ice cream bar
- Twix ice cream bar, 6-pack
- One Twix ice cream bar
Consumers who purchased the recalled ice cream and still have it in their freezers can contact Mars GmbH customer service with product details and package images, including the expiration date. The recall does not apply to currently available ice cream on the market.