Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Caffee Nero Concerns


Spit it out!!!  No, not that!!!

I just read this terrifying article on BBC News.  Too important not to share with all of you.  Please take heed

From BBC News:

Ice from three of the UK’s biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces. According to a BBC investigation.

Samples of iced drinks from Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffe Nero contained varying levels of the bacteria. The BBC’s Watchdog found.

Expert Tony Lewis said the levels found were “concerning”.


Seven out of 10 samples of Costa ice were found to be contaminated with bacteria found in faeces.

At both Starbucks and Caffe Nero, three out of 10 samples tested contained the bacteria known as faecal coliforms.

Mr Lewis, of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, said. “These kinds of bacteria were opportunistic pathogens – the source of human disease.”

All three chains affected said they had now taken action.

Costa said it had updated its ice-handling guidelines and was in the process of introducing new ice equipment storage.

Starbucks said it was now conducting its own investigation into the claims.

A spokesman said the chain took hygiene “extremely seriously”.

Similarly, a Caffe Nero spokesman said “a thorough investigation” was underway, and that the chain would take “appropriate action”.

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