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Breast Milk Ice Cream Banned

09/03/2011 18:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

breast milk ice cream bannedWestminster City Council has banned the sale of breast milk ice cream.

Last week we ran a story about the Icecreamists ice cream parlour and its newest and most controversial flavour - breast milk spiced up with lemon and vanilla.

But now the store's ice cream supplies have been confiscated for testing, amid fears they may contain the hepatis virus.

"Following two complaints from members of the public and concerns from the Health Protection Agency and Food Standards Agency, our officers visited the premises and removed all ice cream being sold as containing breast milk," council officer Brian Connell explained.

"Selling foodstuffs made from another person's bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and in this case, potentially hepatitis."

The ice cream creators are outraged. A spokesperson said: "There were complaints it was unsafe, but we did all the tests. Now we've got a lot of customers coming in asking for breast milk ice cream, and we're having to suggest another flavour. We will be protesting if we are banned for any length of time."

Founder Matthew O'Connor has insisted the ice cream was fully pasteurised and donors screened.

Such has been the publicity surrounding the ice cream, that an initial group of 14 volunteer breast milk producing mums had been swelled by 200 women offering their milk. Mums are paid £15 for every 10 ounces of breast milk, which then sells at a cool £14 a helping, plus bonjela and rusks.

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