Friday, February 18, 2011

Mall food trays dirty as toilets

Canada - Plastic trays used at shopping mall food courts are as dirty as a gas station toilet seat, an investigation by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. found. The CBC took swab samples from trays in three Vancouver-area malls and had them analyzed by the University of British Columbia. “We saw as many bacteria on some food trays as we saw on a gas station toilet,” university microbiologist Bob Hancock said. He said it was troubling that two of the trays were contaminated with a fairly large number of acinetobacter bacteria, which causes gastrointestinal illness and is highly resistant to antibiotics, the CBC said.  More… 

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