A small sample of 30 soda machines at restaurants in Virginia found that 70% of the beverages contained bacteria and nearly half were contaminated with coliform (E.coli) bacteriaindicating possible fecal contamination. Several of the bacteria were also found to be resistant to 11 antibiotics. Even though the samples tested were limited to one areait still gives thought to the safety of our food with some restaurant practices.
I am working with a company in Ireland called ellickson International and they have just developed a patented device that will sterilise soda fountains and soda dispense machines after every use. their tests have concluded that this system kills all bacteria found on soda nozzels it is the only process available world wide that willsolve this problem. The system is being launched at the bar and niteclub show in Vegas on the 8th of march.