Breast milk ice-cream IS safe, says Westminster council
Breast milk ice cream will return to the shelves of the Icecreamists ice cream parlour in Covent Garden after council chiefs declared it 'safe' for human consumption.
The ice-cream - which is made to a recipe of donated breast milk, vanilla pods and lemon zest - had been removed from the parlour's menu over health and safety fears.
Westminster council said it acted after two members of the public complained about the confection. It has now said that tests for viral infections such as hepatitis were clear and the product is safe to eat.
The Icecreamists' founder, Matt O'Connor, 44, said he had taken 'every possible precaution' when making the ice cream, adding "Breast milk is not dangerous and Westminster council confiscated our product in the full knowledge that we had done all the proper tests.
'We are considering taking legal action because this has damaged our reputation. They should have waited until they got the tests back before saying our product could have been a risk to the public.'
A spokesperson for Westminster council said: 'We have now received confirmation from the lab that the product did not contain any harmful bacteria or viruses. Our investigation into the safety of the product is now over.'
The parlour is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Lady Gaga who objects to the ice cream being called Baby Gaga.
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