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Breast milk ice cream confiscated over safety concerns

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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Sunday, 06 March 2011
Local British councillors have reported that they have seized ice cream made from the breast milk of human beings that had been placed on sale in a shop located in London, England, United Kingdom. Officials cited concerns relating to health and safety.

A Westminster City Council spokeswoman explained that two complaints made by members of the public were being replied to by the council. The Icecreamists, the marketing company involved with the dessert known as 'Baby Gaga', are fully co-operating with officials who are carrying out tests that are currently ongoing. According to Brian Connell, an individual from the council, "[s]elling foodstuffs made from another person's bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and, in this case, potentially hepatitis."

A serving of the ice cream is valued at £14 (US$22.76, €16.49) and is provided in a martini glass. The item became available to purchase during the last week and quickly increased in popularity; within days, the first shipment was sold out.

The breast milk was donated by fifteen women who responded to an online advertisement located on a forum aimed at mothers. According to the company, all milk is screened for the "highest and safest" standards before it is pasteurized and prepared for human consumption. It is then mixed with the zest of lemons and vanilla seed cases.

Matt O'Connor, who founded the Icecreamists, stated: "As far as we are aware there is no law prohibiting a business from selling breast milk ice cream". He claimed that "[i]f it's good enough for our children, it's good enough for the rest of us" and "[s]ome people will hear about it and go yuck - but actually it's pure organic, free-range and totally natural." Brian Connell, a member of the the Conservative Party in the UK, believes that "[a]s the local authority we will support small businesses and applaud innovative ideas wherever possible, but must protect the health of consumers."

Information from: Wikinews, http://www.wikinews.org

by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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Regina_Falange
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Ick. Good. that's nasty. if you want to donate breastmilk at least do it for a good cause. Ice cream is not one of them.

mysweetmelissa
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:33 PM

 

Quoting Regina_Falange:

Ick. Good. that's nasty. if you want to donate breastmilk at least do it for a good cause. Ice cream is not one of them.

 

angeline
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM
I would make some for my ds , he would love it ...

But there are always those perverts out there who get off in stuff like that :/
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epoh
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM
BS. A grown adult should be able to choose if their food is safe or not.

People can buy cigarettes but not breastmilk in ice cream?
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epoh
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:36 PM
I hope they get off from it instead of in it. ;)

Quoting angeline:

I would make some for my ds , he would love it ...



But there are always those perverts out there who get off in stuff like that :/
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SuperPickle
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Its not like they are forcing the general public to eat it. I am sure people consuming it know the risks...just like when they buy raw milk or similar things....



star33
by Silver Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM
Lmbo.
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mom4wine
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:39 PM
Free range? Really!
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razmatazthespaz
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:41 PM

 i thought this was all cleared up and taken care of, they proved it was safe and he was allowed tocontinue with his business????

 but i could be confusing this with something else i supose??

baby2zacharias
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:42 PM
I think its cool
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