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Jun 29 - Don’t Panic, but Researchers Just Found Poop Bacteria in Starbucks’ Ice


 


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Jun 29 - Don’t Panic, but Researchers Just Found Poop Bacteria in Starbucks’ Ice
 

 
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(ANTIMEDIA) Starbucks and two other British coffee chains are using ice with fecal bacteria in them, according to a report released this week by the BBC’s Watchdog division.

Starbucks, Costa, and Caffe Nero were each found to have varying levels of bacteria in their ice after researchers in the U.K. in the took samples from ten locations of each chain. The watchdog group found seven of 10 samples tested from Costa and three of 10 samples from Starbucks came up positive for “faecal coliforms,” which are “opportunistic pathogens – the source of human disease,” according to Tony Lewis of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

He said the samples were “concerning,” adding that “”These should not be present at any level – never mind the significant numbers found.”


According to Rob Kingsley, a researcher and expert in foodborne pathogens for Quadram Institute Bioscience, the findings could actually indicate even more troubling hygienic issues. The Guardian reported:

“‘Coliforms are an indicator of faecal contamination which means that essentially anything which is in faeces could be in that ice,’ he said, meaning other, more dangerous bacteria could be present. ‘It is an indicator that somewhere there has been some kind of breakdown in hygiene or the source of the water used for this ice.’”

All three companies said they are taking the findings seriously and have initiated internal investigations to test the sanitary conditions at their chains. Additionally, Costa said it had “updated its ice-handling guidelines and was in the process of introducing new ice equipment storage,” the BBC reported.


Margarita Gomez Escalada, who led the investigation for the BBC, is a microbiologist and senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. She emphasized the degree of contamination, explaining that “The levels allowed by law of bacteria in tap water are super low, so we would find say maybe 10 microorganisms per millilitre. We found hundreds per millilitre.”

She explained, as summarized by the Guardian, that “it was most likely that ice was contaminated by being touched by unclean hands,” but that “ice machines and ice buckets might have compounded the issue if they were not properly cleaned.”

Nevertheless, Gomez Escalada cautioned the public against panicking. “Given that there are tens of thousands of coffee shops around the UK, we have to put this into context,” she said. “The samples that the BBC have got indicate a problem, or problems, in respect to the Costa and the Caffè Nero and the Starbucks that they sampled – but at the end of the day the public should not panic about this. You can’t generalise from the small sample size that we have got here.”

Lewis also cautioned against panicking, while Kingsley advised consumers to exercise discretion. “I would certainly think twice about eating something which may contain faecal contamination at that level, where it is detectable,” he said.

Last year in the U.K., an investigation found fecal bacteria in the ice at a Birmingham KFC, and at that time, Starbucks, Costa, and Caffe Nero came up clean. Similar findings have emerged in restaurants in the United States in recent years.
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39 comments for "Jun 29 - Don’t Panic, but Researchers Just Found Poop Bacteria in Starbucks’ Ice"

 2 years ago '07        #2
young mad 1 heat pts
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fu*ked up..

 2 years ago '08        #3
mr.mdz 1 heat pts
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There is fecal bacteria found in mostly all drinking water.

 2 years ago '17        #4
DJdidit 
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Y'all n*ggas in the UK drinking sh*tty Starbucks coffee


Seriously though, that is fu*ked. Then they say don't panic, bruh I'd be pissed. Doesn't everybody know by now, usually when they say don't panic, you should probably panic?



Just me?

 2 years ago '10        #5
ClustyMolecules 137 heat pts137
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Wtf

Lately ive been sipping on waay too many mocha frapaccinos.....affagato style












































With extra ice


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 2 years ago '12        #6
daman729 27 heat pts27
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This is actually more normal than people think. Biggest reason why you should never get fountain drinks/ice from public facilities. Alot of em don't even sanitize and care for the equipment like they should. Don't even rinse the ice or clean the fountains. Then you have a bunch of filthy employees who don't even wash there hands when preparing food.


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 2 years ago '13        #7
Taree 9 heat pts
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 ClustyMolecules said
Wtf

Lately ive been sipping on waay too many mocha frapaccinos.....affagato style












































With extra ice


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 2 years ago '04        #8
MosDefinition 19 heat pts19
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Do y'all realize how much sh*t literally is in the food you eat from everywhere

Any one who uses there phone in the bathroom probably eats some level of fecal matter a day just from what they themselves are doing

 2 years ago '06        #9
NeverTrump 102 heat pts102
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 MosDefinition said
Do y'all realize how much sh*t literally is in the food you eat from everywhere

Any one who uses there phone in the bathroom probably eats some level of fecal matter a day just from what they themselves are doing

 2 years ago '04        #10
d.c. supreme 32 heat pts32
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matches how their coffee tastes.

 2 years ago '14        #11
strungout 400 heat pts400
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 2 years ago '05        #12
bobbysteels18 692 heat pts692
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Not like this matters to BX I see a whole a lot of people in the dimes section talking about they eat that a*s

 2 years ago '16        #13
Sire 7 heat pts
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and that still aint as harmful for your body as all that sugar.


 2 years ago '07        #14
Avon_Barksdale 4708 heat pts4708
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 Sire said
and that still aint as harmful for your body as all that sugar.
You tell em son...


 2 years ago '10        #15
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 Sire said
and that still aint as harmful for your body as all that sugar.

you aint lyin

 2 years ago '16        #16
ThunnLanguage 13 heat pts13
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Cappuccino... hold the poo

 2 years ago '05        #17
Scorpz 7 heat pts
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StarTurds

 2 years ago '09        #18
Theodore Twombly 75 heat pts75
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 2 years ago '09        #19
K0ntrast 67 heat pts67
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sh*t is everywhere

 2 years ago '17        #20
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 BetEveryone said
Yup.

Also - don't keep your toothbrush exposed in the washroom while you takin a sh*t either.

Unless you want fecal matter on your teeth or in your mouth...


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They had this on mythbusters years ago. There is fecal matter on it no matter where you put it

 2 years ago '16        #21
theplayer 
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 ClustyMolecules said
Wtf

Lately ive been sipping on waay too many mocha frapaccinos.....affagato style




With extra ice


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Cole World....no snuggie

 2 years ago '12        #22
AlBooBoo 16 heat pts16
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 ThunnLanguage said
Cappuccino... hold the poo



And the cold part I read this entire thread while at Starbucks drinking a snores frappachino

 2 years ago '17        #23
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 BetEveryone said
Thats why I keep it in my room.

They had this on mythbusters years ago. There is fecal matter on it no matter where you put it

 2 years ago '04        #24
MosDefinition 19 heat pts19
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 BetEveryone said
Yup.

Also - don't keep your toothbrush exposed in the washroom while you takin a sh*t either.

Unless you want fecal matter on your teeth or in your mouth...


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i got one of those tooth brush sanitizers


 2 years ago '16        #25
ThunnLanguage 13 heat pts13
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 AlBooBoo said



And the cold part I read this entire thread while at Starbucks drinking a snores frappachino

lol, something's gonna get us all...

aren't there some ill stats about how many bugs we ingest in a lifetime or something?

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