KFC Food Safety Scares Chinese Public – China Daily


From China Daily:

Kentucky Fried Chicken, the US fast food giant has again sparked food safety concerns around China, with its outlets being accused of repeatedly using same frying oil for as many as 10 days, which experts believe may cause cancer.

The Guangzhou-based Information Times reports that KFC branches in some cities in northwest Shaanxi Province have been discovered putting Magnesium Trisilicate into frying oil to prolong its usage.

This is the third time KFC has been involved in food safety panic in China. In March 2005, Sudan 1, a kind of carcinogenic food dye, was discovered in New Orleans roast chicken wings, a popular food produced by KFC. Last November, KFC’s safety scare emerged again in China after KFC outlets in the US were found to be using artificial fats although KFC Corp (China) said then it cooked its fried chickens in a healthier edible oil, which did not contain the harmful trans-fatty acids used in US branches of KFC. [Full Text]

See also KFC’s recent “I Love Beijing Campaign” from China CSR and its controversial food ads, reported by China Daily and EastSouthWestNorth.

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