Beware! E. coli bacteria detected in 92 percent ice samples in Mumbai

The presence of bacteria is a sure indicator of the impure quality of water being used to freeze into ice-cubes, that can eventually lead to gastroenteritis, diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning and other ailments.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Shocking as it could turn out to be, the Mumbai Municipal Corporation has detected E. coli bacteria in 92 percent of ice samples tested.

The presence of bacteria is a sure indicator of the impure quality of water being used to freeze into ice-cubes, that can eventually lead to gastroenteritis, diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning and other ailments.

The samples were tested in all 24 BMC wards from ice sellers, hotels, restaurants, bars, juice stalls, dairies, sweetmeat shops, ice-gola vendors, fast food outlets, lassi sellers, etc.

The development comes barely a week after bread - used widely in homes and by Mumbaikars in the form of sandwiches, 'vada-pavs', 'pav-bhaji' and other quick meals - was found to contain certain potentially carcinogenic substances.

(With IANS inputs)

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