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Ice in six out of ten restaurants has more bacteria than water from toilets
(UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2013 | Ben Ellery

Posted on 06/05/2013 4:50:29 AM PDT by Zakeet

The ice served in six out of ten of Britain’s most popular high street restaurants contains more bacteria than the water found in their toilets, an investigation by The Mail on Sunday has found.

Scientific tests have shown that ice from branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Cafe Rouge and Nando’s all had higher levels of bacteria than samples of water taken from their lavatory bowls. Experts say it could be due to them being cleaned more often than the ice machines.

None of the samples found presented an immediate health danger, but four contained such high levels of microbes the restaurants should be considered a ‘hygiene risk’, according to a Government-accredited laboratory.

The samples from McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and Nando’s all suggested ‘poor hygiene’ over their ice, the laboratory said.

In the cases of Nando’s and Burger King, the levels of bacteria in ice were more than double than that which the scientists said they expect to see in drinking water.

For the tests, staff were asked to provide a sample of ice in a sterile bag. A sample of water in the restaurant toilet was also taken by an accredited environmental health practitioner.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Health/Medicine; Travel
KEYWORDS: contamination; health; restaurants; sanitation

... instinctively smarter than his master!

This study was conducted in the U.K. ... but includes several well-established U.S. fast food restaurants ... and raises interesting questions concerning sanitation worldwide.

1 posted on 06/05/2013 4:50:29 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The illegals, al Qaeda and Democrats
just DO NOT CARE.

This is another reason the traitors in the
US Congress deliberately left the borders open.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 4:54:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Zakeet

A vast majority of people refuse to wash their hands after a bathroom visit.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 4:55:52 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: Zakeet

Don't mention the WAteR!

4 posted on 06/05/2013 4:57:05 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Zakeet
Houston area folks will understand the following images:


5 posted on 06/05/2013 5:09:15 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Zakeet

Switch to Brawndo, “the Thirst Mutilator” — it’s got what plants crave, and has electrolytes!


6 posted on 06/05/2013 5:11:19 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Zakeet

Houston has known about slime in the ice machine for years thanks to MARVIN ZINDLER - EYEWITNESS NEWS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUqlbjxznZA


7 posted on 06/05/2013 5:19:32 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: gortklattu

I’ve got a bit of a dirty fork.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9VLwV48OHs


8 posted on 06/05/2013 5:19:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Zakeet
Scientific tests have shown that ice from branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks, Cafe Rouge and Nando’s all had higher levels of bacteria than samples of water taken from their lavatory bowls. Experts say it could be due to them being cleaned more often than the ice machines.

YUCK.

9 posted on 06/05/2013 5:25:28 AM PDT by SilverMine (I love the USA but do not trust the govt or the press. the banks or the cartels.)
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This is totally meaningless... There’s more bacteria, but it’s not necessarily HARMFUL bacteria like you’ll find in fecal matter. Hell, for every cell in your body you are carrying thousands of foreign bacteria around... This is just alarmist garbage news.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 5:25:28 AM PDT by hans1193
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To: hans1193
This is just alarmist garbage news.

Part of the idiotic newfound fascination with the British tabloid press on FR.

Much of it is articles designed to appeal to stupid people, such as this one.

11 posted on 06/05/2013 5:37:47 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

It is designed to appeal to those who will get government to do something.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 5:50:14 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Zakeet

I had a surgeon tell me that is you ran a cotton swap over the walls if the average hospital room it would be covered with all sorts of pathogenic bacteria.

In related news, IIRC, cheese, yoghurt and various other foods are loaded with “bacteria”.

Our county health department told me that all of the springs and shallow wells and some deep wells being used by homeowners in the county had some “bacteria” but were not a health threat.


13 posted on 06/05/2013 6:07:35 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Zakeet

A local restaurant where my sister held her wedding rehearsal dinner was recently on one of those “fix my restaurant” cable shows. The bacteria in their ice maker was about a 14 on a 1-10 scale. Have not ordered anything anywhere containing ice since I saw that.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 6:13:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Zakeet

A girl performed this experiment several years ago and concluded the same thing. Toilet water has fewer bacteria than ice machine ice.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 6:15:00 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Zakeet

I quit eating at fast-food joints, a few months ago. The taco-shell licker sealed it for me the other day, and now, this. Yuk.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 6:15:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: thackney
SLIIIIME in the Ice Machine!

Marvin Zindler. Eye Witness News.

17 posted on 06/05/2013 6:25:57 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: thackney
Marvin Zindler's Rat and Roach Report (1999) .
18 posted on 06/05/2013 6:35:40 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Diogenesis

I would rather clean ice machines than toilets.

Another Check out periodical article.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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