Häagen-Dazs ice cream products worth 12 million baht were destroyed at an industrial facility in Samut Prakan on Monday although their samples were not found to be contaminated with traces of a chemical linked to a cancer.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deputy secretary-general Weerachai Nolwachai said on Tuesday that several European countries had recalled Häagen-Dazs ice cream from sale after an alert was relayed that batches with expiry dates of between March 16 and April 23, 2023, were contaminated with 2-Chloroethanol.
Following the FDA inspection, those products had not been imported into Thailand, said Mr Weerachai.
However, Jagota Brothers Trading Co, a local importer of the ice cream brand owned by United States manufacturer General Mills, had recalled other batches that were imported for sale and destroyed them at Akkhie Prakarn Co in Samut Prakan province.
A total of 27,645 items worth 12 million were destroyed. The FDA and the Samut Prakan provincial public health office witnessed the incineration of the products.
Consumers who have doubts about product safety can make inquiries or file complaints with the FDA hotline at 1556 or via Line @FDAThai, FDAThai Facebook account or send an email to [email protected]