Next time you order your drink with a twist. Or even a glass of water with lemon…you may want to ask them to put it “on the side.”

A recent report, put out by, found four organisms on the lemon wedges they inspected—two of which were, “definitely fecal in origin.”

Anne Loving, the microbiologist quoted in the report, said that the fecal particles may have come from the dirty unwashed hands of a food preparer or from raw meat.

Either way…I suggest you squeeze the lemon juice into your drink and leave the wedge on your napkin.