Soft Serve Ice Cream May Not Always Be So Safe To Eat, Investigation Finds
Soft serve ice cream is a popular treat all over the country, and when it’s prepared well and with clean equipment, it can be a sweet delight. But shocking photos taken at a Louisiana McDonald’s of a filthy ice cream drip tray have recently surfaced, calling into question the safety of this snack.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” the former employee who took the photos of the filthy tray told Inside Edition. “I was like, ‘I’ve never seen something this disgusting.’ I asked my manager. I said, ‘When was the last time y’all cleaned this?’ and she said, ‘Hurry up, bring it to the back before a customer sees it.'” So Inside Edition took samples from 40 locations in the Seattle area that served soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt and tested each for bacteria.
Shockingly, nine of out the 40 samples had high levels of coliform, a clear indication of unsanitary conditions. The team also found 28 million bacteria on a popular dessert called Razzmatazz.