Police Warns Gulu Residents On Adulterated Ice Cream

A sample of the locally made ”ice cream” which tests in the government laboratory found had metallic particles harmful to health (Photo by Emmy Ojara)


Police in Gulu has warned the public against consuming locally made ice cream saying it’s adulterated and unsafe for human consumption.

The Aswa regional police public relations officer Patrick Jimmy Okema issued the warning recently following a test conducted on samples of the ice creams from the government analytical laboratory in Kampala.

Samples of the Ice cream were taken last year from a local ice cream processor identified as Moses Mulindwa in Layibi centre A and B in Gulu municipality.

Okema said tests results from tests on the ice cream showed that it contained metallic substances which are dangerous for human health and unsafe when eaten.

The police spokesman warned the public especially mothers and young people against consuming the ice cream because of the health risks it poses.

The ice cream maker Moses Mulindwa and two others were arrested by local leaders who took them to police. Police charged the three with adulteration of food.

The  officer in-charge of crimes investigation James Asubu says police released the ice cream makers on bond as investigations on the matter continues.