Council busts breast milk ice cream parlour
Frozen jub juice seized for health testing
A Covent Garden designer ice cream parlour has earned itself a bust from Westminster council for punting potentially life-threatening breast milk ice cream.
Municipal operatives relieved Icecreamists of its Baby Gaga blend of jub juice, vanilla pods and lemon zest, the Evening Standard reports.
Brian Connell, Westminster's cabinet member for business, explained: "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.
"Selling foodstuffs made from another person's bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and in this case, potentially hepatitis."
Icecreamists founder Matt O'Connor insisted he'd taken "every possible precaution" to ensure the chilled treat didn't leave customers with a nasty taste in their mouths.
He said: "Our donor was screened at a leading medical clinic and then the ice cream mix is fully pasteurised. We have had a fantastic response and 200 women have come forward and offered to give us milk."
O'Connor, 44, threatened to mount a protest if Westminster decides to ban Baby Gaga. He probably means it, if his previous form as head of action group Fathers 4 Justice is anything to go by. ®
As someone on Twitter posted this morning...
… people have a problem drinking human breast milk, something specifically made in nature to feed us… but have no trouble drinking the milk from a completely seperate species or, more telling, the unfertilized eggs of another?
Do we really pay our taxes for this?
I don't. Frankly if some woman wants to be 'milked' and someone wants to eat/drink it and they are both fully aware of what is what then it is NOT the governments, councils, polices or anyone elses business to intervene.
There are a myriad of hazards in and around westminster, not least the bull that spews forth from parliament and the council - they fail to control that.
I certainly don't pay taxes to have some busy body with no real job to do sticking an unwarrented nose in where it clearly isn't needed.
(Same goes for Cambridgeshire police who can't manage to stop my neighbours from parking all over footpaths in the village, or my son from being mugged, or 70+mph speeders threatening schoolchildren crossing, but CAN find a fleet of police cars and officers to ticket cars parked on a verge miles from any habitation).
Nanny State In Overdrive
So breast feeding mothers now have to be screened before they feed their babies?.
Seriously what is the councils problem, if the donors are properly screened before donating milk whats the problem?. I'm not sure I would try it but to each their own.
Its not as if History doesn't have examples of other types of Breast Milk donation, such as Wet Nurses.
This seems more like someone in the council doesn't like it there nobody else should,