The mass media draws more and more attention to the quality of ice that is used for drinks on the rocks. It’s no secret that many bars and cafes use low-quality water for making ice. But now it seems that ice cubes can be further contaminated by bacteria from human hands that can cause coil-infection.
The UK’s Health Protection Agency examined samples of ice from popular restaurants and cafes and discovered there germs which get on people’s hands after they have visited the toilet.
Ice samples and ice-making machines were examined in 88 places, and every third sample showed an increased level of coli bacteria.