Of course, KFC responded to the report saying they have strict procedures for cleaning the ice machine – but it would seem like those procedures were not being followed.

McDonald’s issued a similar statement and added that they would review their food safety guidelines.

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Both McDonald’s and KFC claim that their restaurants earn high scores during independent hygiene ratings.

In 2010, in Virginia, 90% of ice fountains had coliform bacteria in them, and even the soda dispensers were below U.S. drinking water standards.

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Makes you want to stay out of any fast food restaurants!

The study indicated that the E. coli found in the soda machines were unlikely to cause any harm – unless you have a compromised immune system.

That doesn’t make me feel any better.

Share away, people.

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