India – Research – E.coli found in 72% of ice samples: BMC survey

Times of India Ecoli Istock

MUMBAI: A civic public health department’s survey has found that ice served at hundreds of hawkers and restaurants across the city is contaminated with E.coli microbes.

“We conducted a survey in March and April and found that 67% and 72% ice samples respectively were contaminated,” said Dr Padmaja Keskar, civic executive health officer. The only silver lining is that a similar survey conducted just before last year’s monsoon found that 92% of the ice samples were contaminated.

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