Ikea recalls marshmallows from 30 countries due to mice infestation

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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Ikea GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy
Ikea GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy

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Ikea has recalled marshmallow candy from more than 30 countries due to a mouse infestation at the production site.

All batches of Ikea GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy 100g sold this year with dates between 23 October 2018 and 26 January 2019 are affected.

The recall is because of mice entering the production unit as products were made at the site in Sweden. This could make it unsafe to eat.

A complaint was made by a consumer in Ireland after a dead mouse was found in the Easter marshmallow candies.

Investigation with supplier

Ikea refused to answer any of our questions but urged consumers to return the product to stores for a refund.

Lorena Lourido, country food manager, Ikea UK and Ireland said: “We are aware of the discovery of a mouse in one of our products and as a result we began an immediate investigation at the production site.

“Food safety is a priority at Ikea and we take this incident very seriously. We are currently conducting a further investigation with the supplier and as a precautionary measure, we are recalling GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING, marshmallow candy 100g.”

Ikea added the recall was a ‘necessary step’ to live up to its food safety standards and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

In Switzerland, the product was sold in five stores (Aubonne, Lyssach, Rothenburg, Pratteln and St. Gallen) for three days (15-17 February).

Sale was stopped after the incident was discovered on 19 February and less than 350 packs were sold.

Distribution included Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and US, according to the RASFF portal.

Related topics: Candy, Seasonal, Regulation & Safety

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