With the test report, the mystery over an alleged "fried rat" has finally been solved. The DNA test report confirmed that KFC did not serve "fried rat", instead it had served chicken.
In an official statement, KFC said, "Recently, a customer questioned the quality of a KFC product, and this received considerable publicity given the sensational nature of his claim."
"The product has now been tested by a third-party independent lab, which confirmed it is definitely a piece of chicken, as we knew all along. The right thing for this customer to do is to apologize and cease making false claims about the KFC brand," it added.
@THE_SNIPR_EAGLE An independent lab test has confirmed it’s chicken. We expect the customer to apologize and stop making false allegations.— KFC (@kfc) June 23, 2015
Recently, Devorise Dixon, a man from California, US, created a storm on internet uploading a picture which looks like a "fried rat". Dixon posted the controversial image on Facebook and wrote, "DON'T EAT FAST FOOD!!! I WENT TO KFC YESTERDAY AND BOUGHT A 3PIECE CHICKEN TENDER. AS I BIT INTO IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS VERY HARD AND RUBBERY WHICH MADE ME LOOK AT IT."
"AS I LOOKED DOWN AT IT I NOTICED THAT IT WAS WAS IN A SHAPE OF A RAT WITH A TAIL. IT SENT DEEP CHILLS THROUGHOUT MY WHOLE BODY! I'VE BEEN FEELING WEIRD EVER SINCE. I BOUGHT THIS IN COMPTON, CA ON WILMINGTON AND 120TH. I'VE NEVER SEEN CHICKEN LIKE THIS BEFORE ITS SICK!!!"
Later he also wrote, "WENT BACK TO KFC YESTERDAY AND SPOKE TO THE MANAGER SHE SAID IT IS A RAT AND APOLOGIZED, IT'S TIME FOR A LAWYER!!! BESAFE DON'T EAT FAST FOOD !!!"
However, KFC in its press release, says, "Our chicken tenders often vary in size and shape, and we currently have no evidence to support this allegation. We have extended the opportunity to have an independent lab evaluate the product at our own expense, but the customer refuses to provide the product in question."
Finally, Dixon and his lawyer agreed to hand over the food item to KFC and the independent lab conducted test on it and confirmed that it was indeed a fried chicken and not rat.