New Delhi: Fast food chain Kentucky's Fried Chicken (KFC) has come under scrutiny in Kerala after a family reportedly found worms in their fried chicken. The incident was reported from an outlet in Thiruvananthapuram.
On a complaint, the Food Safety Authority conducted an inspection and found that the outlet didn't maintain adequate sanitation guidelines. Some seized chicken was allegedly as much as five months old. The outlet has been temporarily shut and other KFC outlets are being inspected.
KFC has issued a statement saying it is committed to serving the highest quality products to its customers across each of our restaurants. Following is the statement issued by KFC:
On a complaint, the Food Safety Authority found that the KFC outlet didn't maintain adequate sanitation guidelines.
We are aware of a recent inspection conducted by the local authorities at our restaurant in Trivandrum. As a responsible brand, we are committed to following international standards and serving the highest quality products to all our customers across each of our restaurants. All KFC chicken is sourced from the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities which comply to the most stringent food safety standards. These facilities are certified to international quality standards and are audited frequently. Our Chicken is freshly prepared several times a day in the most hygienic conditions in ovens at 250 degrees or fryers at 170 degrees. We are very proud of our quality and welcome consumers to take a tour of the kitchen any time any day. We have a great degree of confidence in our product, as millions of consumers across India do, and will continue to provide complete cooperation to the concerned authorities.