New Delhi, June 26: American company Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has landed itself in yet another trouble. Reportedly, harmful bacteria has been found in its sample.
This has come to fore days after KFC faced allegation of serving its customer "fried rat". Later it was found that KFC had served chicken only.
It is being said that KFC samples, which were collect from its five outlets for lab tests had allegedly harmful Salmonella, E Coli bacteria. The test was done by State food laboratory (SFL) of Telangana on the complaint of an NGO.
After the report which confirmed availability of some bacteria in KFC products, the NGO has demanded a ban over it.
SFL food analyst AV Krishna Kumari was quoted by TOI as saying, "I am of the opinion that the samples contains E.Coli and salmonella, which are pathogens and injurious to health. It is, therefore, unsafe".
However, the company in its statement has rejected all these allegations and said they don't have knowledge about it.
"This alleged report is a case of false allegation. We have no knowledge of the sample being collected from any of our stores and in what condition it has been transported for this alleged test. This is a perishable food item meant for immediate consumption", statement quoted by TOI said.
Asserting that company is committed to its customer and their health, statement further said, "There is no possibility of any microbial development in our food, which is freshly cooked at 170 degrees Celsius".