According to a recent undercover investigation by a BBC consumer program revealed that fecal matter was found in beverage ice used at the restaurants.
Of the ten samples that were taken from each chain, 3 were found positive at McDonald’s, 6 from Burger King, and 7 from KFC. 4 of the samples from Burger King were found to have significant amounts of the bacteria.
Three statements have been released from the companies:
“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,” a KFC spokesman said in response.
“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,” according to Burger King.
“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,” a McDonald’s spokesman told CNBC.
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