Ice creams produced in eastern China tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the government to seal the factory and its employees. The Daqiaodao Food Co, Ltd in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were tested for the novel virus.
China Daily reported that the Corona 19 virus was found in ice cream packaging produced by the food company. The foreign press said,
“The product was already released on the market with more than 2,200 boxes.”
The cartons were taken off the shelf immediately and according to the reports, there was no indication anyone had contracted the virus from the ice cream.
According to the government, most of the 29,000 cartons in the batch had yet to be sold. 390 were sold in Tianjin, however, they were being tracked down and authorities elsewhere were notified of sales to their areas.
The government further states that the ingredients used to manufacture the ice creams included New Zealand milk powder and whey powder from Ukraine.
They suggested the disease, first detected in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019, came from abroad. The Chinese government highlights that the coronavirus was discovered from imported fish and other food which led them to boycott imports of salmon after the pandemic began. Although foreign scientists are skeptical.