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(Sky.com)   Ice cream tests positive - for DELICIOUSNESS. And covid   (news.sky.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Milk, Ice cream, Anti-epidemic authorities, Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company, Dr Stephen Griffin, batch of ice cream, north China's Tianjin Municipality, level of contamination  
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2021-01-15 11:35:31 PM  
Protip: If there's so much covid in the ice cream that it tastes like covid, being vaccinated probably won't help.
 
2021-01-16 12:21:03 AM  
That's bad!
 
2021-01-16 5:08:09 AM  
Interesting..  So it was the cold temperatures that kept the virus alive.  That's kind of neat, at least on its own and without too deeply pondering the implications (how much opportunity is there, really, to cough into ice cream at the creamery/factory?).

Have to agree that we're (hopefully, but) most likely looking at a one-off.
 
2021-01-16 6:44:15 AM  
Well shiat. My favorite snack coupled with my current greatest fear... thanks 2021.
 
2021-01-16 8:49:24 AM  
Why are they testing ice cream?
 
2021-01-16 10:49:42 AM  
Nice, not quiiiiiiite a year for the experts to pick this story up!

/they're still downplaying it at criminally negligent levels
//food is probably the second-best spreader, and why people get gut infections
 
2021-01-16 10:54:13 AM  

LesserEvil: Why are they testing ice cream?


Likely one of the lineworkers notified their boss they got infected. The prudent thing to do would be to inspect food made on that person's line.

This hasn't been the first time China has found infected food. IIRC it was on a shipment of frozen food (shrimp?) from Brazil last year.
 
2021-01-16 11:42:56 AM  
Hundreds and thousands forced to isolate.
 
2021-01-16 11:45:47 AM  

knackx: Interesting..  So it was the cold temperatures that kept the virus alive.  That's kind of neat, at least on its own and without too deeply pondering the implications (how much opportunity is there, really, to cough into ice cream at the creamery/factory?).

Have to agree that we're (hopefully, but) most likely looking at a one-off.


This isn't the first time we've seen frozen food acting as a vector.  In general fomite transmission seems to be almost nil, but cold fomites are another matter.

In this case I strongly suspect it's of local origin--the ice cream was manufactured locally, they probably had an asymptomatic person in the factory.

Stibium: LesserEvil: Why are they testing ice cream?

Likely one of the lineworkers notified their boss they got infected. The prudent thing to do would be to inspect food made on that person's line.

This hasn't been the first time China has found infected food. IIRC it was on a shipment of frozen food (shrimp?) from Brazil last year.


Good point--the infected worker might not have been asymptomatic.
 
2021-01-16 3:36:15 PM  

knackx: Interesting..  So it was the cold temperatures that kept the virus alive.  That's kind of neat, at least on its own and without too deeply pondering the implications (how much opportunity is there, really, to cough into ice cream at the creamery/factory?).

Have to agree that we're (hopefully, but) most likely looking at a one-off.


China pointed this out months ago, finding contamination on frozen foods from Brazil.
 
2021-01-16 5:11:20 PM  
No reputable source verifies this report and the World Health Organization calls out a similar conspiracy theory (scroll down a bit):

https://www.who.int/southeastasia/out​b​reaks-and-emergencies/novel-coronaviru​s-2019/fact-or-fiction
 
2021-01-16 11:56:04 PM  
The CDC reported that the only safe way to consume ice is to put it in a blender and add 8oz of Everclear for every 2 cups if ice cream and blend for 30 seconds and let stand for 1 minute.
 
2021-01-17 9:12:45 AM  

joker420: The CDC reported that the only safe way to consume ice is to put it in a blender and add 8oz of Everclear for every 2 cups if ice cream and blend for 30 seconds and let stand for 1 minute.


Probably the guy running the test, who doesn't know he has it yet.
 
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