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Myth: Ice cream toppings have been banned for safety reasons

May 2009

HSE ice cream van

The reality

The reality We were recently surprised to hear that ice cream toppings had been banned amid health and safety fears.

This rumour came from an ice cream parlour giving out extra toppings in separate containers, instead of pouring them over the ice cream. They were concerned that people might slip on any spills.

It's important to prevent slips - they remain the most common cause of major injuries.

But in this case simply clearing up any spills as they occurred would have stopped people slipping and helped the company continue to make great ice cream taste even better!

Updated 2012-12-06