London, April 9 (ANI): Fast food major KFC may have to pay a hefty fine after cockroaches, mice and flies were found at one of its restaurants in the UK.
KFC accepted responsibility for violating food hygiene regulations by failing to keep its Leicester Square outlet clean.
The international fried chicken chain admitted having ignored proper procedures for pest control, no soap in a hand basin and no proper hygiene practices.
Environmental health officers kicked off an investigation in August 2008 after visiting the KFC in Coventry Street.
According to the officials, a cockroach scurried across a counter and a mouse ran across the floor while they were at the outlet.
KFC has now entered guilty pleas to five charges of breaching food hygiene regulations.
Eight others are still on the file.
David Whiting, representing the company, said KFC accepted its mistakes and "the company has gone a long way to try and prevent these things from happening again," reports the Sun.
The hearing has been adjourned for sentence on May 10. (ANI)