Outlets of American fast food giant KFC could be suspended in Mongolia pending inquiries after 247 people reported symptoms of poisoning, such as diarrhea and vomiting after visiting one of its restaurants.
Mongolia’s Metropolitan Professional Inspection Agency warned that it had called for the closure of all local KFC restaurants in the country.
Kentucky-based Yum! Brands, KFC has 11 outlets in Mongolia, all of them located in the capital.
The company’s restaurants in Mongolia are operated by local conglomerate Tavan Bogd Group via a franchise cooperation.
The company apologized for the incident, saying it had happened due to weak internal quality checks and poor implementation of daily standards and rules.
KFC Global said that its local branch in Mongolia was closely cooperating with the government’s investigation and submitted all the recommendations in addressing the incident.
The “no head and no feet” chickens served by KFC Global are produced according to a customer friendly genetic alternation (GMO) program against animal abuse.
ABC Flash Point Animal Food News 2019.