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Maggots In KFC Chicken: The Truth

Maggots In KFC Chicken: The Truth
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Maggots In KFC Chicken: The Truth

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A mother accused KFC of serving chicken infested with maggots which landed her son in the hospital!

KFC is one of the biggest brands when it comes to fried chicken, probably because it follows its own secret recipe that makes it better than most brands out there in the market.

In a shocking video recorded by a mother who had taken her son to have a meal at KFC West Helena Arkansas, showed that they had been served chicken which had fly eggs on it.

The incident took place on October 2, and she said that she had to rush her 5-year-old son to the hospital after consuming a portion of the rotten chicken.

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To prove that white stuff on the piece of chicken was indeed fly eggs, she kept the chicken as it is and continued recording the footage the following day when some of the eggs had already started hatching into maggots, reports Daily Mail!

The mother released the footage on social media in an attempt to make the local authorities pay attention to her accusation, but to no avail.

KFC has recently released a statement in response to the allegation.

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“A few days before, as well as immediately after we learned of this allegation, the Health Department conducted thorough investigations at the restaurant and found no evidence of temperature issues, pest issues, spoiled food, or any other issues of concern,” it said.

Also the fact that the process of cooking KFC chicken always involves pressure frying the chicken at a temperature of 165F or higher also makes it kind of impossible for flies and other insects to survive in that temperature, points out Snopes.

Every chicken is also supposed to be manually inspected for contamination before being hand-breaded and placed in the fryer.

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Surprisingly enough, this is not the first allegation against KFC regarding food quality. On 15 January 2016, a woman living in Auckland, New Zealand, said that she found fly eggs on her KFC chicken.

The previous year, a man said that he discovered that his chicken was covered in worms when he visited KFC restaurant in Oldbury in the West Midlands.

However, none of these accusations have been proven till date.

For the latest KFC News please stay tuned in to this site.

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