KFC: ‘Dodgy chicken claims are nonsense’

KFC have hit back over allegations the Scarborough branch has been selling dodgy chicken.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 16th April 2015, 12:16 pm
KFC Huntriss Row Scarborough .pic Richard Ponter 151320
KFC Huntriss Row Scarborough .pic Richard Ponter 151320

A whistleblower sparked an Environmental Health investigation into the Huntriss Row restaurant, claiming he quit after being ordered to fry out-of-date chicken.

But the firm’s furiously denied the claims, and claim the restaurant was given a clean bill of health in a recent Scarborough Council snap inspection.

A KFC spokesperson said: “We refute these allegations in the strongest possible terms and following a thorough investigation we are entirely confident that the claims are false and there was no breaking of our strict procedures and standards.

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“Food safety and hygiene are our highest priority, and we enforce a continuous system of rigorous food safety procedures in our restaurants.

“The restaurant was spot-checked by the local authorities as recently as Friday and no food safety concerns were raised during the inspection.”

Disgruntled Samuel Dosser quit the job he’d held at the branch since it opened in November in protest over allegations bosses told him to prepare the “foul fowl” - after they ordered too much over Easter.

The 27-year-old claims there were 720 pieces cooked up that had expired the day before – and stormed out after being told “all the other stores” do it.

He claims he’s now been put off from eating there.