Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
1. On 10th May this year the fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was ordered to pay £18,452.80 at City of Westminster Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to food hygiene offences ranging from failure to keep the premises clean, failing to control pests and failing to provide hand-washing facilities for staff.
2. The flagship KFC restaurant in Coventry Street, near Leicester Square, pleaded guilty to 5 counts of food hygiene regulations in August 2008, after council inspectors visited the restaurant after complaints from diners about poor hygiene. The court heard how, during an inspection of the premises council inspectors found a cockroach on a chip near takeaway boxes and on tongs used to serve food, saw a mouse and dried chicken blood on the floor, and found that there were no handwash dispensers available in the food preparation area.
3. We note proof of success as the Food Standards Agency develops its Scores on Doors strategy and efforts at curbing wastage and epidemics of food-borne disease, needing tighter controls and implementation of training of staff.