Bacteria Found In Nearly Half Of Fast-Food Soda Fountains

Posted on January 22, 2010 

Bacteria Found In Nearly Half Of Fast-Food Soda Fountains

The latest fast food “ick factor” isn’t in the burgers or fries — it’s in the soda.

A group of microbiologists at Virginia’s Hollins University found alarming levels of bacteria, possibly from feces, in fast-food soda fountains.

A scary 48 percent of machine beverages tested contained coliform bacteria – which can originate in fecal matter, the International Journal of Food Microbiology study showed. Even more worrying: Most of the bacteria identified were resistant to antibiotics.

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