In a statement, Zhong Xue Gao said: “The main components of the baysalt coconut-flavoured ice cream are milk, single cream, coconut pulp, condensed milk and milk powder. Forty per cent of this ice cream is solid materials.”
It also explained it adds 0.032 grams of carrageenans to its 78-gram product – a seaweed extract that has sparked some concern after tests on animals and cells show it can cause health problems including cancer.
An officer from the Shanghai Market Supervision and Management Bureau said that they were aware of videos appearing to show the ice cream not melting.
They said: “The test results from professional testing institutions should be more authoritative.
“To our naked eyes, the ice cream did not melt. But this conclusion would be better supported by scientific data.”
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