BBC Investigation: Human Sh*t Found In McDonald’s Products

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Fecal matter found in McDonald's food

A BBC investigation has found that human fecal matter is present in products from McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC.

Experts featured from the program “Watchdog” found traces of human sh*t in ice used in beverages from all three fast-food chains.

Experts tested ten samples at each of the chains for traces of “fecal coliform” that is found in both human and animal excrement. reports: The coliforms were discovered in three samples of McDonald’s drinks, six from Burger King and in seven samples taken at KFC food outlets. Four of the samples collected from Burger King and five from KFC reportedly had “significant” levels of the bacteria.

The fast food chains were quick to respond to the findings.

“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.

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), a UK government body responsible for control of water standards, says coliform bacteria should not be present in any water used by people.

The findings are worrying, the experts say.

“You have to look at the people making the ice, handling the ice, which they then transfer into customers’ drinks. And then you also have to look at hygiene failure with potentially the machines themselves: are they being kept clean?” said Tony Lewis, head of policy and education at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Last month, BBC journalists detected traces of the same bacteria in the samples of iced drinks in UK’s three major coffee chains: Starbucks, Costa Coffee, and Caffe Nero.


  1. The average person eating at these fast food places do not really care, just that the food and drinks taste good.

  2. Were they traces outside of the levels allowed by the regulatory standards? C’mon folks let’s admit it, the world is technically full of sh*t!

  3. Freedom of choice? Now all the sheet eaters can go to Burger King for the same recycled pooh that they enthusiastically enjoy at Mcdummies.

  4. It is called “Smearing” ( they smear napkins with shit and smear it on meat patties and buns) low paid mcdonalds workers do it as “payback”…. they have been doing it for yrs.. they also spit in drinks and urinate in drinks…. this is old news…

  5. I suspect these ‘experts’ will be facing multiple lawsuits shortly. Hope they are prepared to present their ‘evidence’. lol

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