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Oct, 29 2015

Worms in KFC burger at Mangalore

Reportedly, after this incident the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, UT Khader said the department will issue a notice to the multinational food joint KFC.

A couple Prashant and his fiancee Deekshita were at a KFC outlet in the City Centre Mall in Mangalore. Almost halfway through the burger, when they found there was something odd with the burger, only to see two worms wriggling inside.

According to a report in the Times of India the KFC staff in the outlet did not allow them to take pictures and also got a casual reply from the outlet manager that it must have come out of the vegetables.

Reportedly, after this incident the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, UT Khader said the department will issue a notice to the multinational food joint KFC. He further adds, 'We cannot tolerate such lapses by anyone, including an MNC'.

"As a responsible brand, KFC is committed to following best international standards and serving the highest quality products to all our customers across all our restaurants. We have regular checks and effective systems in place", said Spokesperson for KFC."The incident was brought to our notice and we invited the customer for a kitchen tour (on Tuesday). After seeing our quality systems and processes, he was convinced about our international standards. We have no information on any notification from the authorities concerned. We will, however, extend our complete cooperation in this matter", added the Spokesperson for KFC.

Similar incident happened earlier also at KFC. In 2012, a family in Kerala found worms in their fried chicken at an outlet in Thiruvananthapuram. After inspection by the Food Safety Authority it was found the outlet did not live up to the required sanitation and that the chicken was almost five months old.

Another incident a woman in China found a dozen wriggling worms in a piece of chicken and was appalled when the staff offered her a compensation in the form of a free meal, reports the Metro .  

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