KFC Restaurant Raided In Cuttack For Serving Sub-Standard & Expired Food

by Sanjana Shenoy
KFC Restaurant Raided In Cuttack For Serving Sub-Standard & Expired Food

KFC outlet in Cuttack, Odisha was raided by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation for serving expired and sub-standard food. The fast-food outlet situated at Badambadi allegedly served expired bread, bun and non-vegetarian items like fried rice that were of sub-standard quality. Earlier KFC was embroiled in controversy after the staff of an outlet in Karnataka refused to play Kannada songs. When it comes to the Cuttack branch, read on to know more.

KFC Outlet In Cuttack Raided For Selling Sub-Standard Food

During the raid officials from the Cuttack Municipal Corporation around 25 kg of buns and 15 kg of crispy chicken in packets, that didn’t have any packaging or expiry dates printed on them. Many of the bread and buns found in the outlet were also way past the ‘best before date’ label. City Health Officer Satyabrat Mohapatra revealed to The New Indian Express that the raid was conducted due to complaints from customers about the fast-food chain serving sub-standard food.

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Food Samples From Outlet Sent To Lab For Testing

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The officials collected the samples and took them for testing to the laboratory, the rest of the seized items were destroyed. If the test reports confirm that the food served at the KFC outlet are of sub-standard quality, further action will be taken against the outlet. A Cuttack resident revealed to Sambad that he went to the KFC outlet with his friends during the and felt that the food served was stale. Keeping this in mind, concerned authorities at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar continue to inspect restaurants and eateries amid the festive season. Meanwhile, here are 6 ways to ensure you safely order food home during the pandemic. 

However, KFC released a statement on the same, writing “KFC holds the highest respect for the law of the land and complies with government rules and regulations. The respective teams at our franchise partner’s end extended complete cooperation to the officials. We have stringent processes in place to make sure that the food and beverages we serve across KFC restaurants meet the highest quality standards and are completely safe for consumption. We follow a formal process to discard products that have crossed their expiration date and time; and these are never served to consumers.”