Study Finds Ice at Some Restaurants Has More Bacteria Than Toilet Water

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A new investigation by The Daily Mail claims ice from McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks and other fast food chains was more bacteria-ridden than toilet water. In fact, six out of the 10 restaurants they tested had high levels of bacteria in the ice.

The Mail surveyed various establishments in the U.K. and conducted scientific tests that found more bacteria in the ice than toilet water at the same location.

There is some silver lining though. While disgusting, the report found no “immediate health danger.”

“Samples from McDonald’s, KFC, and Nando’s were suspected to be dirtied by things like a dirty ice machine, while Burger King responded to its results by saying it was probably an employee who didn’t wash his or her hands,” the Yahoo! blog Shine reports.

Starbucks reportedly had a “satisfactory” level of bacteria in its ice, according to scientists.