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Is liquid nitrogen being used to make ice cream in Dubai?

Staff Reporter /Dubai
Filed on December 6, 2016 | Last updated on December 6, 2016 at 04.24 pm
Is liquid nitrogen being used to make ice cream in Dubai?

The danger, therefore, is not from the angle of the safety of this food, but in the safety of people in charge, who should be trained enough to be able to manufacture the ice cream correctly.

In response to a rumour circulating in the emirate through a video clip across social media that a liquid nitrogen ice cream is dangerous to the public, the Dubai Municipality officials said the rumor is not true.

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The Food Safety Department clarified in a statement that liquid nitrogen is used in many industrial applications such as rapid cooling of ice and in making ice cream, and there is no harm in consuming the food that is manufactured using liquid nitrogen.

"It is used to a simple extent, just enough to freeze the ice cream and after using, it is turned into nitrogen gas which gets volatilized, so that nothing is left in the final product," read the statement.

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The danger, therefore, is not from the angle of the safety of this food, but in the safety of people in charge, who should be trained enough to be able to manufacture the ice cream correctly.

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The department added that the inspection teams are sent to ensure permanent and accurate control of food products in the market.

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The official clarification comes within the "Confirmed News" initiative launched on Dubai Municipality portal, which aims to reduce the circulation of rumors that are spread through the means of social media and to correct false news and malicious rumors and address them quickly.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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