Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A restaurant which put breast milk ice cream on sale have had their supplies seized by council officials amid fears it is unsafe.
The Baby Gaga ice cream will now undergo tests to see if it is safe for adult consumption.
Viruses, including hepatitis, can be passed on through breast milk.
The Icecreamists, in Covent Garden, London, said the milk had been screened in line with blood donor requirements.
It was pasteurized and churned together with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The dish comes in a martini glass and sells for £14 each.
'As far as we are aware there is no law prohibiting a business from selling breast milk ice cream,' Matt O'Connor, founder of The Icecreamists, said in a statement.
Victoria Hiley, 35, from Leeds provided the first 30 fluid ounces of milk which was enough to make the first 50 servings.
The company paid women who responded to an online advert to donate their breast milk and said all of its products meet the 'highest and safest' of food standards.