It’s been discovered that fast food restaurants in the UK and China have ice that’s dirtier than toilet water.
It was reported the ice served in six out of ten of Britain’s most popular high street restaurants were riddled with bacteria.
Tests showed ice from branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and Starbucks all had higher levels of bacteria than samples of water from their lavatory bowls. Experts believed that the machines responsible for creating ice had not been cleaned regularly, causing a rise in illness-inducing bacteria.
In China, KFC apologized profusely after it was discovered the Chongwenmen story wasn’t sterilizing their ice-making machines and relevant facilities. As a result McDonald’s conducted checks on it’s own equipment and ordered the outlet to double disinfect its ice-making machines.
The Shanghai Food Safety Office said it had not found any excess bacteria in ice cubes served at local restaurants.