Food Safety Rumors
The European Food Safety Authority published a report according to “Aksham” newspaper confirmed that “Starbucks” coffee contain elephants’ stools.The European Food Safety Authority published a report according to “Aksham” newspaper confirmed that “Starbucks” coffee contain elephants’ stools. The report provoked large controversy in Europe which lead the administration of Starbucks to issue a statement recognizes that they are using “elephants’ stools” since years as a flavors in preparing coffee’s , clarifying that the coffee is not made of the stools but it needs the elephant enzymes to give the coffee an extra taste.
According to the article that is circulated about what was published by one of the Turkish newspapers about finding elephants’ stools in coffee products used by Starbucks. The Food Safety Department confirms through sophisticated regulatory procedures that this type of coffee is not imported to the UAE and it does not exist at all in our local markets.
Additionally, we contacted Starbucks Management in the United Arab Emirates to ascertain if the company uses this type of coffee. The company has confirmed that it has never used this kind of coffee at any of its branches in the Middle East and Africa. On the other hand, it is served in some hotels in the world, but it is not as allegedly that it is coming from elephant stools but from digestive enzymes that are in the elephant stomach and it is working to improve the taste of coffee.
It should also be noted that the European Food Safety Authority did not publish any report or publication in this regard.
So we urge the public to not circulate this type of articles and to refer back to the concerned authorities to ensure the authenticity of the news.