A faecal matter: Investigators find traces of faeces in drinking water and ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
January 18, 2019

A faecal matter: Investigators find traces of faeces in drinking water and ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

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If you happen to be a fan of fast food and in particular eating out at restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King you may want to reconsider what you order whilst you are enjoying your meal.

In what can only be described as truly disgusting discovery, the three major fast food chains have been found guilty of serving water and soft drinks which contained traces of faecal matter.

The horrifying discovery which was made by BBC’s Watchdog comes after the show decided to investigate health and safety standards at fast food outlets across the UK.

According to the programme which is renowned for its investigative work, the three top brands were found guilty of serving water and ice which contained traces of human excrement.

During the detailed investigation the show’s investigators put a number of food and drink items under the microscope to find it they were up to regulatory standards, and well needless to say they failed as the programme found that both drinking water and ice taken from three branches of McDonald’s, along with six samples from Burger King contained coliforms. 

Whilst further tests undertaken at seven branches of KFC also showed coliforms which weren’t not supposed to be there.

The latest discovery has left experts extremely worried with many saying the discovery of such elements in drinking water can be extremely hazardous and therefore​ it is not fit for human consumption.

Meanwhile in a statement responding to the claims all three brands have said they have been made aware of the discovery and they have already taken the necessary steps to address the issue which they were unaware of.

It is yet not known if any of the findings recorded by the programme have been found at Irish branches of the popular fast food chains.

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