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Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

  • Published at 03:08 pm January 17th, 2021
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File Photo: A woman gets a nucleic acid test at a testing booth outside the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan on January 11, 2021 AFP

The Daqiaodao Food Co, Ltd in Tianjin was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus. 

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, reports UNB citing AP.

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 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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