These Leading Fast-Food Chains Ice Is Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

A fecal coliform is a facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, gram-negative, non-sporulating bacterium. Coliform bacteria generally originate in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. Fecal coliforms are capable of growth in the presence of bile salts or similar surface agents, are oxidase negative, and produce acid and gas from lactose within 48 hours at 44 ± 0.5°C. The term “thermotolerant coliform” is more correct and is gaining acceptance over “fecal coliform.

Well, it looks like we have a problem this bacteria was found in some of the leading “food chains”

More than half the samples taken from major fast food chains – KFC, Burger King and McDonald’s – were contaminated.
The figures come from a study commissioned by the BBC Watchdog program and follow earlier revelations about similar contamination of the ice served up by coffee shop chains.

The coliform bacteria, which is found in human and animal feces, was discovered in three out of 10 ice samples from McDonald’s, six out of 10 samples from Burger King, and seven out of 10 samples from KFC.

Four of the samples taken at Burger King and five at KFC were described as having ‘significant’ levels of contamination.
Tony Lewis, the Head of Policy and Education at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, described the findings as ‘extremely worrying’.
He said: ‘When we’re finding the sorts of numbers we’re finding here, you have to look at the people making the ice, handling the ice, which they then transfer into customers’ drinks.
‘And then you also have to look at hygiene failure with potentially the machines themselves: are they being kept clean?’

I am not surprised most the staff are young and you can bet they don’t care about washing their hands or anybody else. The management is at fault should be more checks and maybe gloves used at all times when handling food or anything that comes into contact.

Maybe we should start avoiding their drinks share this with someone you care about!

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5 thoughts on “These Leading Fast-Food Chains Ice Is Contaminated With Fecal Bacteria

  • July 20, 2017 at 7:42 am

    where was these contaminations located. What city and state

  • July 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I never put ice in my drinks when I go to a burger joint or to any restaurant. A habit I got into raised by my mother who was fresh off the boat from Europe. We also never ate out that much when I was growing up and when I had my own family, we never went out to eat that often nor do I now.

    The problem is the exact same that hospitals have. Nurses and those tending the ill are to wash their hands prior to going to the patients bedside and after, they don’t do it. I am not the least bit surprised at this and with all the immigrants who don’t even share our culture working these jobs and illegals, it is something we deal with.

    Moral of story eat at home more. Sad that now there are things like Blue Apron where people order food to cook at home, what have we become?

  • July 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I rarely eat at the “fast food” outlets…I always feel that they are not properly clean and sanitized! Young folk who work at these places laugh about ” funny accidents” that happen at their workplaces. Common one is dropping food onto the floor, then picking it up and serving it! I’ll stay at home and eat onetime butter!

  • July 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Many years ago I worked for Burger King and we were a very very clean establishment. Everyone washed their hands. In the bathroom and when they returned into the prep area. Ice machines were cleaned constantly, same with the ice cream/shake machine. Trays were washed when brought in from the dining area. Today, I truly believe that those working in the industry just do not believe that contamination is serious. That is very sad


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