Polish Milka ice cream contains a carcinogenic substance

Vets warn against Polish Milka ice cream. It contains trace amounts of carcinogenic ethylene oxide. It concerns 250 000 individual popsicles, 15 000 multipacks of six and eight pieces, and about 37 000 packs of ice cream in 480 ml tubs.

This is the third case of this pesticide in food in recent weeks. The ice cream was produced by Froneri Ice Cream, and the products were sold in the Czech Republic by various companies. Veterinarians have ordered a recall of the products, which were reported to the RASFF rapid alert system.

The products are labeled as Milka mini cone vanilla chocolate 8x25ml (multipack), Milka mini ice cream vanilla chocolate 6x50ml (multipack), Milka chocolate peanut 100ml, Milka caramel crunch 100ml, Milka chocolate, and vanilla 100ml, and Milka ice cream chocolate vanilla cup 480ml. The expiry dates for the defective batches are from 2022 to May 2023.

Earlier this week, Lidl announced that it recalled El Taquito meatballs, Mexican Style, with a best before 13 August 2021 from German manufacturer Houdek Arzberg.

Last week, veterinarians ordered the withdrawal from the market of Polish canned herring fillets in tomato sauce. This was also due to the detection of ethylene oxide.