Still ethylene oxide in ice creams, from Twix to Bounty, maxi-appeal for Mars products

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Mars has withdrawn several batches of Snickers, Bounty, Twix and M & M's brand ice cream due to the presence of ethylene oxide

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The list of ice creams contaminated by ethylene oxide is getting longer. Mars, the US multinational specialized in confectionery such as the iconic Snickers and Twix, is withdrawing several batches of branded ice cream from German supermarkets Snickers, Bounty, Twix e M&M’s  due to the probable presence of the dangerous carcinogenic pesticide contained in one of the ingredients used, carob seed flour (used as a thickener).





However, as clarified by the company itself, the ethylene oxide concentration is very low and should not pose any health risk to consumers. 

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The list of recalled products 

SNICKERS - Ice cream bar, pack of 6

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159344081
  • Date di scadenza: 31/10/2022; 30/11/2022; 31/01/2023; 28/02/2023; 31 marzo 2023; 30/04/2023

SNICKERS - Single ice cream

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159460873
  • Date di scadenza: 31/10/2022; 30/11/2022; 31 dicembre 2022; 31/01/2023; 31 marzo 2023; 30/04/2023

SNICKERS CRISP - Ice cream bar, pack of 6

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159526074
  • Date di scadenza: 30/11/2022; 31 dicembre 2022; 28/02/2023; 30/04/2023

SNICKERS CRISP - Single ice cream

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159526128
  • Date di scadenza: 30/11/2022; 31 dicembre 2022; 28/02/2023; 30/04/2023

SNICKERS WHITE - Ice cream bar, pack of 6

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159509626
  • Expiry dates: December 31, 2022; 28/02/2023; March 31, 2023

SNICKERS WHITE - Single ice cream

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159509664
  • Expiry dates: December 31, 2022; 28/02/2023

BOUNTY - Ice cream bar, pack of 6

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159483056
  • Expiry dates: 28/02/2022; March 31, 2022; 30/04/2022; December 31, 2022; 28/02/2023; March 31, 2023; 30/04/2023

BOUNTY - Single ice cream

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159483032
  • Date di scadenza: 28/02/2022; 30/04/2022; 31/10/2022; 31 dicembre 2022; 28/02/2023; 30/04/2023

TWIX Ice cream - pack of 6 pieces


  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159484688
  • Expiry dates: 31/10/2022; December 31, 2022; 28/02/2023; March 31, 2023; 30/04/2023

TWIX - Single ice cream


  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159484633
  • Date di scadenza: 31/03/2022; 30/04/2022; 31 dicembre 2022; 28/02/2023; 30/04/2023

M & M's Stecco chocolate ice cream (single)

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159509367
  • Expiry date: 31/01/2023

M & M's Peanut ice cream stick (single)

  • EAN / GTIN: 5000159509343
  • Expiry dates: 31/08/2021; October 31, 2021; May 31, 2022; 31/07/2022

The company invites those who have purchased the products covered by the recall not to consume them and to contact the consumer service to provide information accompanied by a photo of the ice cream with the expiry date. 



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Fonte: Mars / FoodWatch

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