A new study finds that there is a surprising amount of fecal matter in iced coffee from Starbucks and Costas. This is according to an investigation by BBC One’s ‘Watchdog’. This article says, “The investigation looked at Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero and what they discovered was that faecal coliforms were in 7/10 ice samples in Costa, 3/10 in Caffe Nero and 3/10 in Starbucks.”
That looks good, but maybe not swallowing feces good. The article goes on to say, “Tony Lewis, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, told the programme:
The level of contamination of faecal bacteria concerns me a great deal.
The bacteria found are opportunistic pathogens – the source of human disease.
These should not be present at any level – never mind the significant numbers found.
We were disappointed with the findings, especially as these stores are all rated ‘very good’ with a top hygiene rating of five.
Following these results we took immediate action to review our food safety procedures and have updated our ice-handling guidelines and are in the process of introducing new ice equipment storage across our estate.”
Drinks that will get you in trouble are all in the news; check it out for yourself- a university bans energy drinks for one bogus reason.