Coliform bacteria which is a type of bacteria produced in human and animal gut was found present in a local brand of ice cream in Hong Kong. If coliform bacteria reaches the food we eat it can cause contamination that leads to diarrhea and other dysenteric complication. Some batches of the said ice cream were already recalled.
Coliform bacteria is always present in feces of warm-blooded animals, that include humans.The agency received a report from the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine through its routine food surveillance system, confirms the coliform counts of Fruttato ice cream shipped from Hong Kong surpassed the standard limit.
The samples collected from Fruttato Gelato production plant in Kwai Chung were used for lab testing. Hong Kong food safety authorities later validated the excessive levels of coliform bacteria found on the product.