Last week, an ice cream parlor in London began serving up a breast milk concoction called the "Baby Gaga." Today the Westminster City Council confiscated the ice cream for safety tests, citing concerns that the frozen treat may contain the hepatitis virus.
"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," council officer Brian Connell explained.
"Selling foodstuffs made from another person's bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and in this case, potentially hepatitis."
The ice cream founder, Matt O'Connor, said, "We have had an amazing response -- many women have come forward and offer to give us milk. If Westminster bans this, then I am going to begin a protest with mums who have already shown support."
Victoria Hilley, a mother who donated breast milk said she believes that "if adults realized how tasty breast milk actually is, then new mothers would be more willing to breastfeed their own newborns," reports Reuters.