Sales have been halted on 31 brands of bottled water in Beijing after failed safety tests revealed bacterial levels of up to 9,000 times above safety standards! WHAT? Is nothing sacred?! Fortunately it didn’t include small individual bottles, but rather “large barrels.” We’re hoping that means some kind of industrial-sized tank, and not water cooler jugs. Apparently the cause of the contamination was poor sanitation standards at factories, where filters and pipes were inadequately cleaned.