We’ve come a long way from being served tear-gas flavoured ice-cream in Hong Kong since now, traces of the actual fatal COVID-19 virus have been found in ice-cream from China.
Three samples of ice-cream manufactured by The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have been found to contain COVID-19 and Sars-CoV-2.
As of now, the ice-cream has been recalled and 1,662 employees have been put under quarantine.
After investigation, the likely culprit for the traces were attributed to the Ukrainian milk powder used in the ice-cream. This was discovered after taking 2,800 samples of the dessert.
Thankfully, none of the employees tested positive for the virus.
The company produced 4,836 contaminated ice cream boxes. 29,000 cartons remain unsold at the warehouse but a total of 21 ice-cream boxes remain unaccounted for.
You can exhale a breath of relief though since World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that the risk of contracting the virus from frozen food is low although still possible.
Currently, the contamination of ice-cream is seen as a new risk since the cold temperature prolongs the lifespan of the virus.