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After Maggi, KFC in soup

After Maggi, KFC in soup
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After the whole buzz of Maggi not being safe and its walk of shame out of super markets’ shelves, popular eatery Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is in...

Lab test confirms presence of E.Coli and Salmonella bacteria in KFC’s dishes

After the whole buzz of Maggi not being safe and its walk of shame out of super markets’ shelves, popular eatery Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is in the line of fire. A lab test has reported that the chicken contains harmful bacteria like E.Coli and Salmonella.


City-based child rights group Balala Hakkula Sangham (BHS) sent some samples of KFC’s chicken to the State Food Laboratory in Nacharam and the results showed the presence of E.Coli and Salmonella which according to the verdict is unsafe and injurious to health.


The presence of these bacteria is mostly common in contaminated food especially the ones sold on the streets. “Out of 100 cases of food poisoning 68 are due to food containing Salmonella. Salmonella causes typhoid and diarrhea. E.Coli is a bacterium that affects intestines causing amebiasis and intestinal cancer. Both of which are found in KFC,” said Anuradha Rao, president of BHS.


“If any food item sold is deemed unsafe under Section 34 of the Indian Food Act, it should be banned within 24 hours, and the sellers of the food item will be put behind bars for over three years,” she added. KFC is not new to the issue of Salmonella bacteria present in their food items.


In 2012 after a very long hearing, a verdict was passed against KFC in Sydney to pay $8mn to the family of a girl who suffered brain damage due to the consumption of a KFC twister which was infected with Salmonella bacteria. In India, KFC had to deal a complaint of worms in the chicken in Trivandrum. Balala Hakkula Sangam says it has taken up this issue because children are the ones who most prefer KFC.

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