KFC Takes Profit Hit After Investigation Finds Poultry Excessively Pumped with Antibiotics

February 6, 2013


TheSun.co.uk: Reports in December found that two suppliers purchased battery chickens from farmers using excessive levels of antibiotics on their animals.

KFC has taken a pounding after an investigation found suppliers in China had provided chickens pumped full of excessive levels of antibiotics.


Parent company Yum Brands – which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – has been hit with a drop in profits in the wake of the food safety scare.

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And last month, local media reported that one of China’s largest suppliers to McDonald’s and KFC had bought sick chicken from farms then sold them to the food outlets.

[…] The fast food giant now fears “adverse publicity” over chemical residue found in its chicken may cause profits to plummet by 25 per cent in 2013, following a 6 per cent dip to £214m in the fourth quarter of last year.

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