The Konkan Region Food Drugs and Administration (FDA) shut down the operations of a KFC outlet in Nerul in Navi Mumbai because the water from its purifying unit was not up to the specified standards. The tests conducted revealed that levels of E.Coli and Coliform Bacteria found in 100ml of water was 34 as against 0. KFC was given a warning and time to improve on the water quality. However, when the water was tested again the levels remained unchanged and so the unit was shut down till the time the company complied with the requirements and submiited proof of the same.
The spokesperson from KFC has responded to this issue with the following statement, “As a responsible brand, the health and safety of our customers as well as our employees, is our number one priority. We want to assure our customers that we have regular checks and stringent systems to ensure that we uphold the highest standards across all our restaurants. We are confident that at no point was there any food safety concern at the said restaurant. We have shut down the store as of now and are working with the authorities to resolve this matter.” Read the whole article: