Ice cream has been found to have been contaminated with COVID-19 in China after three samples of the dessert tested positive for the virus.

As per details, authorities in China are tracing people who may have come into contact with the contaminated batches, which were produced by the Chinese food company.

All products made by the firm have been sealed after the samples it sent to the municipal centre for disease control this week tested positive for coronavirus.


Initial epidemiological investigations show the ice cream batch has used raw materials that include milk powder imported from New Zealand and whey powder imported from Ukraine.

Authorities said the company produced 4,836 boxes of the contaminated ice cream of which 2,089 had been sealed away in storage.

A total of 935 boxes of the ice cream, out of 2,747 boxes that entered the market, were in Tianjin and only 65 were sold to markets.

Authorities said citizens who may have bought the product must report their health and physical movements to those in their communities.

The city has also informed the market regulation authorities in other provinces where the ice cream was sent so it can be traced.

Meanwhile, 1,662 employees of the company have gone into isolation.