New variety of ice cream made with donated breast milk is withdrawn for health and safety tests
A restaurant which put breast milk ice cream on sale has had its supplies seized by the council, over fears that is may be unsafe to eat.
The Icecreamists in Covent Garden, London, caused controversy when they added the £14 Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream to the menu. But now the supplies for the dish, donated by breastfeeding mums, have been confiscated for tests to see if they are safe for adult consumption.
“As far as we are aware, there is no law prohibiting a business from selling breast milk ice cream,” said Matt O’Connor, founder of The Icecreamists.
A spokesperson for Westminster City Council, who have taken the milk away, said it was responding to two complaints from the public about the ice cream, and are now waiting for guidance from the Food Standards Agency.
Looks like this one is set to run and run, but don’t worry ice cream fans, we’ll be sure to keep you abreast of the story as it develops…
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