Cargills edible oil has been banned in Ireland following a Food Standards Agency (FSA) warning that it is potentially carcinogenic and is unfit for human consumption.
The product is manufactured by Cargil and can be found in the UK and other European countries.
The warning came after tests conducted by a group of experts found that Cargils edible oil contained benzyl alcohol, which is known to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
The Irish government has banned Cargillas edible oil in all of its packaging and has banned its sale and import in Ireland.
The ban comes after Cargis edible oil was found to be contaminated with benzylbenzene.
The agency has issued a warning about the product on the grounds that it contains a potential carcinogen.
Cargilling said it was committed to the safety of its products and has taken the necessary steps to safeguard the health of our supply chain and the Irish public.
The company said it would work with the FSA and relevant authorities to “take appropriate action” if the products are found to have a risk of being used.
Cagliari, the country’s second largest brewer, is also currently investigating whether to recall its cargill vegetable oil.
The FSA said that the product could be harmful to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
It added that the FSA did not have an assessment of the safety or efficacy of Cargiari’s vegetable oil and that the agency had no reason to believe that the substance contained benzimidazoles or to believe it would be unsafe.
Cags, a leading supplier of edible oils in Ireland, said that Cagil was “deeply saddened” by the decision to ban Cargos edible oil.
Caghill said it will carry out a thorough investigation of the findings of the FSA.