A study by the BBC found fecal matter in products across three main fast food chains.
McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC were all found guilty of failing standards in the hygiene department.
Carried out by the popular BBC program Watchdog, the study saw foods from the big three fast food chain tested, and products from all of them were found to contain “fecal coliform”, which is found in both animal and human feces.
Rt.com have reported:
“The coliforms were discovered in three samples of McDonald’s drinks, six from Burger King and in seven samples taken at KFC food outlets. Four of the samples collected from Burger King and five from KFC reportedly had “significant” levels of the bacteria.”
While the claims might seem shocking, the data does not necessarily show that the fecal matter got into the food by being passed on from human workers, it might be present from the food processing chain.
Naturally, the fast food chains were all fast to respond to these claims. A KFC spokesperson said:
“We are shocked and extremely disappointed by these results. We have strict procedures for the management and handling of ice, including daily and weekly inspections and cleaning of the ice machine and storage holds, as well as the routine testing of ice quality across our business,”
Burger King reacted by saying:
“Cleanliness and hygiene are a top priority for the Burger King brand.
The strict procedures we have in place are designed to ensure all guests have a positive experience each time they visit our restaurants,”
And fast food behemoth, McDonald’s responded with:
“We have robust procedures in place with regard to the production, storage, and handling of ice in our UK restaurants.
Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and people, and we will continue to review our procedures and training, working closely with our restaurant teams to ensure those procedures are adhered to at all times”
Another recent expose by Watchdog recently saw high street coffee chains ousted as serving coffee with similar undesirable contaminates.
Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero and Starbucks were all found to be serving coffee containing the same fecal bacteria.
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