Monday, January 18, 2021

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream


Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

The Associated Press

Published Saturday, January 16, 2021 


In this file photo, a local resident tries out ice-cream crepe at a weekend open air market in Beijing on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP 

BEIJING -- The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government.

The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city government statement said. There was no indication anyone had contracted the virus from the ice cream.

Most of the 29,000 cartons in the batch had yet to be sold, the government said. It said 390 sold in Tianjin were being tracked down and authorities elsewhere were notified of sales to their areas.

The ingredients included New Zealand milk powder and whey powder from Ukraine, the government said.

The Chinese government claims the disease, first detected in the central city of Wuhan ,mid  2019, came from abroad and has highlighted what it says are discoveries of the coronavirus on imported fish and other food, though foreign scientists are skeptical. Really?

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