IKEA has recalled a popular batch of biscuits after it emerged an unauthorised pesticide was used on an ingredient in the product.
The batch of IKEA Food Knäckebröd Flerkorn does not pose “an immediate risk to health”.
The pesticide used on the sesame seeds are not approved to be used on foods sold in EU.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said: “A batch of IKEA Food Knäckebröd Flerkorn is being recalled due to the presence of the unauthorised pesticide ethylene oxide in sesame seeds, an ingredient in the product.
“This pesticide is not authorised for use in foods sold in the EU.
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“Although the consumption of the contaminated product does not pose an immediate risk to health, there may be health issues if there is continued consumption of ethylene oxide over a long period of time.
“Therefore, exposure to this substance needs to be minimised. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed on IKEA’s website and in stores, when they are re-opened.”