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KFC fined for undercooked chicken


The fine related to Lisburn’s Governors Road outlet

Kentucky Fried Chicken in Northern Ireland has been fined a total of £9,000 for breaching food safety laws.

It followed a customer’s complaint about undercooked chicken in Lisburn’s Governor’s Road outlet last April.

The city’s council confirmed that Herbel Restaurants, which operates the KFC franchise in Northern Ireland, had been fined.

A spokesman for KFC GB Ltd said the company wished to reassure customers this was an isolated incident.

“Since the incident in April 2006 all restaurant personnel have been retrained, and from April 2006 we have had no other complaints” he said.

In September 2005, Herbel Restaurants was fined £12,000 for selling undercooked food at its Newtownards Road premises in east Belfast.

The company has been prosecuted a number of times for public health offences.