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Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby auhckw » Oct 8th, '10, 22:45

Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria, E. coli levels: CF
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2010 ... ck-tea.htm

Updated Saturday, October 2, 2010 0:12 am TWN, The China Post news staff

Many establishments serving popular black tea beverages were found with bacteria and germs that surpassed the amount deemed safe by the Consumers' Foundation (CF), which unveiled the report yesterday. Jumbo-sized drinks were especially prone to incubating such bacteria.

Tests conducted by the foundation showed 53 percent of all extra-large cups used for drinks had cultivated some type of bacteria, especially those sold in night markets. One drinks establishment at the Taipei Raohe night market, called “A-Hau,” was singled out for having large amounts of the E. coli bacteria.

The CF study was conducted in August. Classifying jumbo-sized drinks as those with a volume of 1000cc and above, the foundation said such drinks are usually priced between NT$20 and NT$25 and especially popular with students.

Such drinks often contain the flavoring Coumarin and other preservatives, the CF said, adding that all drinks showed limited amounts of both when they underwent testing. However, the “A-Hau” branch in the Raohe night market failed safety standards due to the high amount of bacteria and E. coli found in its drinks.

According to the CF, the problem could lie with the water or ice cubes used in the drinks, which likely became contaminated at one point. It could also be that the environment in which the drinks are served is unclean.

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby Chip » Oct 8th, '10, 22:47

... :roll: nice ...

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby bsteele » Oct 8th, '10, 23:40

My poop has bacteria.

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby auhckw » Oct 8th, '10, 23:42

bsteele wrote:My poop has bacteria.


So you consumed your Poop? :lol:

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby bsteele » Oct 8th, '10, 23:43

auhckw wrote:
bsteele wrote:My poop has bacteria.


So you consumed your Poop? :lol:


Ummmmmm Ummmmm :oops:

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby Geekgirl » Oct 9th, '10, 12:46

Are they talking about self-serve soda/tea dispenser types? Like a "Big Gulp?" I'm sure that's true. Those machines are rarely cleaned and dried thoroughly, so they probably have nice healthy cultivations of bacteria all through the reservoir and tubes. Yuck.

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby Victoria » Oct 9th, '10, 14:02

+1 double yuk!

Auhckw, do you have any good news today?? :lol:

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby auhckw » Oct 9th, '10, 20:54

Victoria wrote:+1 double yuk!

Auhckw, do you have any good news today?? :lol:


:mrgreen:

Well, with all the bad news on pesticide tea... what good news do you think there will be?

Price of tea drop due to tea drinkers boycotting pesticide tea
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Good news for tea investors: Price of aged tea reached a new high as sales on young tea drops
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Antibody for tea pesticides invented to fight against increased tea pesticides
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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby Victoria » Oct 9th, '10, 20:59

I was hoping for something more like puppies or this:

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby kymidwife » Oct 10th, '10, 01:28

Kingsford the Pig has a tea-loving sister! Sweet! :D

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Re: Black tea drinks found to have high bacteria

Postby Kunkali » Oct 10th, '10, 18:54

Yah except when you steep it in boiling water...it tends to kill quite a few bacteria.....and what's up with all the negative tea press people are suddenly picking up lately?

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