Coronavirus found in ice cream in Chinese city

18 January 2021
2021-01-18 10:54

Coronovirus has been  found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Food Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the virus, 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 Chinese government has suggested the disease, first detected in the central city of Wuhan in late 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.

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