THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW…Restaurant Food Safety

Think twice before ordering lemon in your water. 70 precent of lemons used to sweeten up restaurant beverages showed signs of microbial growth, according to a study published in the Journal of Envrionmental Health. The researchers tested 76 lemons at 21 different restaurants to find the tart truth. Among the bacteria found was E. Coli and Entrococcus, which usually inhabits the lower intestine. According to the report, some of the germs “could have come from fingertips of a restaurant employee via human fecal or raw-meat or poultry contamination, they might have contaminated the lemons before they even arrived at the restaurant.”

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