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    High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria Found On UK KFC's Ice

    So disgusting...


    Bacteria from poop has been discovered on ice served in a KFC restaurant in the U.K. Not so finger lickin' good.

    The discovery was made as part of "Rip Off Britain," a BBC consumer watchdog show, which was investigating hygiene levels at chain cafes and takeaway restaurants. The sample was found at one branch of KFC in Martineau Place, Birmingham. Samples from the other stores displayed low and harmless levels of bacteria.

    Reporters from the show went undercover into each of the restaurants and asked for a cup of ice and tap water. The samples were then studied by medical microbiologists who looked for bacteria.

    Dr. Margarita Gomez Escalada, who studied the sample at Leeds Beckett University, told Rip Off Britain: "The presence of fecal coliform suggests that there's fecal 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."

    She added, "It's really hard to say how the fecal bacteria got to the ice that we tested. The thing I think is most likely is that it got there through manipulation. So someone touched the ice and their hands weren't particularly clean."

    KFC have said they were “extremely disappointed” with the news and they were undertaking an immediate investigation, along with a staff retraining program.

    Janet Cox, head of health, safety, and environment at KFC U.K. and Ireland, told CNBC, “We take food safety and hygiene extremely seriously at KFC, and with 95 percent of our restaurants achieving a score of 4 or above, having just one of our 890 restaurants with a zero rating was completely unacceptable, which is why we worked with a specialist third party consultant to get the restaurant back to our high standards.”
    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and...found-kfcs-ice
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    Ice makers are filthy. This is not news.
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    Hasn't this been found to be the case at many fast food restaurants regardless of country?
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    Eat crap, get crap. It is really as simple as that regardless of the staff's intention.
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    Isn't the title a little misleading since it seems to have only been found in establishment?

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    Sounds pretty nasty, but that's the risk you take for eating out I guess. Never know where your food has been or the people that are making it!

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    The CO2 in the line keeps fountain drinks plenty cold enough

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    Notice they don't label the parts per million of whatever unit they use to measure it, probably because of instead of the accepted 4 parts per million it had 8 parts per million or whatever. Also, ice makers are gross, this isn't news.

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    What a.... shitty situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayhem008 View Post
    In Birmingham, I could tell you exactly why there was shit in the ice but I would get banned from the forum again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phookah View Post
    Notice they don't label the parts per million of whatever unit they use to measure it, probably because of instead of the accepted 4 parts per million it had 8 parts per million or whatever. Also, ice makers are gross, this isn't news.
    It's almost always by volume, but for substances with similar enough density the specification "by volume" or "by weight" is usually ommitted, since it wouldn't change much. Since bacteria probably are very close to water in terms of density, plain ppm is specific enough to be scienfitically valid. No conspiracy here, I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immortan Rich View Post
    In Birmingham, I could tell you exactly why there was shit in the ice but I would get banned from the forum again.
    I guess it's linked with the other 7 page thread about fecal mater in the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immortan Rich View Post
    In Birmingham, I could tell you exactly why there was shit in the ice but I would get banned from the forum again.
    Heh. I think I know what you're getting at.

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    I've only visited KFC once. Some of the worst food I've ever eaten... Ewww!!!
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    That feel when you're a multinational corporation and one of your franchisees in one location overseas has a small health issue with not even the food and now your name is ruined forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immortan Rich View Post
    In Birmingham, I could tell you exactly why there was shit in the ice but I would get banned from the forum again.
    Hey now, its just cultural enrichment, chow down!!

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    What the Hell is going on over there?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubcap View Post
    What the Hell is going on over there?!
    This is not unique to the UK.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/sto...1641825&page=1
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    Ah the usual circle jerk has begun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Phayde View Post
    Hasn't this been found to be the case at many fast food restaurants regardless of country?
    Such studies have found similar results in literally any country for any target group of restaurant, be it low budget fast food restaurants or high class restaurants. But then, chances are the hygiene in those restaurants, all of them, is higher than your own home.
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