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Video of KFC Workers in South Africa Washing Chicken on Floor Sparks Outrage



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A video of KFC workers in South Africa washing chicken on the floor has sparked public outrage.

The incident occurred at the fast food branch in Braamfontein.

Here is the video:

Following the outrage, KFC executive, Jason Kerr, explained why the incident occurred.

Here is IOL News account of Kerr’s explanation:

KFC chief executive Jason Kerr told The Star on Monday morning during a visit to the affected branch in Braamfontein that the chicken pieces formed part of the raw wastages and was to be thrown away.

But he said employees at the outlet on the corner of Biccard and De Korte streets took the affected chicken pieces that were not perfect for consumption to the back of the store to remove the breading.

Breading of the chicken refers to the process of coating it with flour and their secret blend of herbs and spices.

Kerr said the employees did this because they feared management would discover that they breaded the chicken after it was identified as being “imperfect”.

Although the incident has damaged the food outlet’s brand, Kerr was adamant that the employees in question only violated a minor regulation and did not harm the consumers.

“The team members are not to blame because no harm was done to the consumers.”

The employees have not been suspended following the incident but will undergo a hearing.

The store has also been reopened following the closure on Friday.


  1. eyong

    May 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Lmaooo! The devil is a liar! Satan, not today o! In AAsa’s words, “satan be gone!”

    • La'Shonda Balogun

      May 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      @ eyong its not that deep ooo! lol!

      This is why I try and eat at home as much as possible.

  2. FRED

    May 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Oga mi, u sure say u dey talk true?

  3. @edDREAMZ

    May 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    They will surely loose lots of customers no doubt….

  4. le coco

    May 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    These ppl barely closed the branch.. liars… I stay here.. nd I bought my brother kfc frm this same branch jst one day prior to the incident. . You cnt fully investigate such an issue in one day… nobody is falling for their crap cus I have passed there since the incident nd there are barely any customers

  5. Eve

    May 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Oga is a good publisist,he couldn’t ave admitted to d wrongdoings,i guess as much before I even finished reading d story dt he would twist d story,I’m a lawyer ,I know aw it works,lols

  6. Joke

    May 14, 2015 at 3:06 am

    They consulted a good spin doctor publicist on this one. KFC doesn’t want to lose money, so as long as they can wiggle themselves out of it, of course they will and say exactly what they’ve said…

  7. Ada Ada

    May 14, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I don’t even want to imagine what some other food chains get up to. o ga ooooo

  8. iwalewa

    May 14, 2015 at 10:25 am

    hmmmmmmmmmm.# indeed

  9. Bella

    May 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Chaii, my own is this one, where are the cameras for the entire shop premises! Do they realise the different types of diseases that lay in this kind of attitude and behaviour for their consumers! Ok so they wash the chicken then what? they bring it back to the counters for cooking and re-breading? So they are no basins’ again? why on the floor, the very same floor that people trend on daily and God knows what type of rodents accommodate there! We needs to start caring about the welfare of our persons. If something is not worth consuming, why not just throw it away and cut your losses? Thank goodness I am not a fan of KFC or most take away joints, I find the food very unhealthy – fatty and too salty! God help us all!

  10. viv

    May 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I don’t believe a word of what this guy said. Why bread chicken you are going to throw away?

  11. KFC chandigarh

    July 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    omg….. i am a chicken lover. But prefer to eat at home as much possible

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