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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:32 AM

Rip Off Britain: Faeces bacteria found on KFC ice

Bacteria from faeces has been found on ice that was served to an undercover researcher at a KFC restaurant.

The discovery was made by the BBC's Rip Off Britain, which was investigating food hygiene at branches of several big-name takeaways and coffee shops.

A scientist who examined the results told the programme the presence of the bacteria increased the risk of anyone who consumed the ice becoming ill.

KFC said it was extremely disappointed and had launched an investigation.
Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada studied the sample, taken from a Birmingham KFC restaurant, at Leeds Beckett University.

She told the programme: "We found high levels of bacteria in the ice.

"The presence of faecal coliform suggests that there's faecal contamination either on the water that made the ice, or the ice itself, and so it increases the risk of getting sick from consuming this ice."
Undercover researchers visited a branch of Costa in Loughborough, the Chicken Cottage in Hampstead, a Café Nero in Bath and the Wimpy in Basildon, as well as the KFC at Martineau Place in Birmingham.

At each location, Rip Off Britain said its researchers asked for a cup of tap water with ice, as this can be an good indicator of standards behind the scenes.

Most of the samples that were taken turned up low and harmless levels of bacteria when tested, Rip Off Britain said.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36126788

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:41 AM

1. I have read many times, from various sources, of the dangers of soda fountains

the lines/hoses whatever
not being cleaned often, if at all.

Did not think of the ice, tho.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:47 AM

2. Sliiiiiiiiiime.... In the Ice Machine!!!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:49 AM

3. It's down to not washing your hands after you've been to the toilet.

When people travel to 3rd World countries they're always advised to avoid ice, and salad, anything that's not cooked to buggery basically.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 10:44 AM

4. This will gross you out. My brother used to manage several bars...

and one of his first experiences when he took the job involved a soda machine. People were complaining that their drinks had a bad taste, so he took the machine apart and discovered that the line had become encrusted with dead cockroaches.

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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:22 AM

5. Mickey Flanagan on the shits.

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