13:28 Saturday, 16 January 2021
Leave our Ben & Jerry’s alone! Some ice cream products have tested positive for traces of Covid-19.
In a food inspection in the Chinese province of Tianjin, several flavours of ice cream tested positive for coronavirus.
Luckily, food experts have said it should be a once-off incident.
Authorities have said that a person with the virus must have come in contact with the product.
Ice cream has been found to have been contaminated with COVID-19 in China after three samples tested positive for the virus https://t.co/Z7hWXau8ey
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 15, 2021
Due to the ice cream outbreak – almost 5,000 units of the product were sealed and contained for disease control.
The ice cream, which flavours included chocolate and strawberry, also contained raw materials from New Zealand and Ukraine.
The source of the infection in the product is unknown.
According to virologist Dr Stephen Griffin at the University of Leeds, the incident is “probably a one-off”.
Ice cream tests positive for Covid19 in China
As a result, the ice cream must self-icesolate. When asked how it felt, the ice cream replied “felt a little flakey”.
— Andy McCabe💙 (@McCMugwump) January 16, 2021
— Ben Pyne (@benpyne5) January 15, 2021