News – “Poo found on every McDonald’s touchscreen tested” of faeces have been found on every single McDonald’s touchscreen swabbed in an investigation by

Samples were taken from the new machines that have been rolled out at restaurants across the country – every one of them had coliforms.

Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matewele said: ‘We were all surprised how much gut and faecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals. 

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 26TH 2018. General view McDonald's fast food restaurant on Oxford Street near Tottenham Court Road in London, 26th November 2018. Dr. Paul Matewele, Doctor and researcher of Microbiology and Immunology in the London Metropolitan University School of Human Sciences, has discovered several forms of bacteria on the self-service machines in McDonald's fast food restaurants around the country. Photo credit: Susannah Ireland

‘For instance Enterococcus faecalis is part of the flora of gastrointestinal tracts of healthy humans and other mammals. It is notorious in hospitals for causing hospital acquired infections.’

Unsuspecting diners choose their food on the touchscreens then head to the server to pick up their burgers more often than not without washing their hands.

I’d say this is surprising…but I mean if you’re settling for McDonald’s you know in some sort of shape or form poop is in or around your food…so of course it’s going to be all over these touchscreens…these are just scientific facts.


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