A man has been accused of allegedly using a toxic chemical to disinfect edible oil used in ice cream parlours.
In a video uploaded to Facebook, a man can be seen on camera being instructed by a woman to remove an edible oil container from the ice cream shop.
He can then be seen wiping the liquid with a cloth.
“It smells, and it tastes,” he says, before saying “It’s time to wash”.
The video has attracted more than 100,000 views.
“A little bit of soap.
I’ll do it,” the man says.
“Just do it.”
In a statement, the owner of the store told Italian media the “disinfectant” was “one of the most popular products on our shelves”.
“It is used to disinfect and sterilise food and beverages, especially for those products that do not meet EU or other regulations,” the statement read.
“The packaging is of high quality and we are very proud of it.”
The video was posted on Wednesday night.