Five samples from five outlets of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) were reportedly found to contain harmful pathogens, salmonella and E.Coli bacteria. The Telangana State Food Laboratory (SFL), which conducted the tests called the samples “unsafe” even as KFC rejected the findings and denied any knowledge of the samples being collected in the first place.
The report, dated June 24 2015, filed by SFL food analyst AV Krishna Kumari states: “I am of the opinion that the samples contain E.Coli and salmonella, which are pathogens and injurious to health. It is, therefore, unsafe.” The SFL is a part of the Hyderabad-based Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM).
The samples were collected from Himayatnagar, Vidyanagar, Chikkadpally, Nacharam and ECIL X Road on June 18 and sent to the state food laboratory the same day in the same original KFC box.