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General Mills apologizes for larva found in Haagen-Dazs ice cream

All News 16:36 July 11, 2018

SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) -- General Mills Inc. on Wednesday apologized for an insect found in its Haagen-Dazs ice cream last month after a consumer posted a complaint about the issue online.

The apology was made two days after one of its consumers uploaded a photo to an online community of a larva found in a Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream pint.

"We take this matter very seriously and are cooperating fully with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in the investigation into the case," the company said in a statement. "We also sincerely apologize to the consumer who experienced this incident."

"According to our finding, the foreign matter is a larva introduced by strawberries," the statement said.

While saying that the latest incident is "not a food safety issue," the company vowed to improve practices to ensure better quality for its products by having farmers and suppliers enhance their inspection processes as well as doubling its sampling of strawberries for larva when they arrive at its plant.

This photo provided by a local online community shows a larva found in a Haagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream. (Yonhap)


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