Saturday, April 28, 2012

Is KFC safe ?

KFC a.k.a Kentucky Fried Chicken is a well known fast food franchise that has more than 14,000 outlets in more than 80 countries of the world.

The first KFC outlet in Indonesia was opened in Melawai area, South Jakarta, in October 1978, by the sole franchise holder i.e PT. Fastfood Indonesia Tbk (Gelael group). Since then, KFC has won the hearts of millions of people in Indonesia, and grown quite rapidly.

Kompas quoted the General Manager Business Development of PT. Fastfood Gandhi Lie as saying that by the end of this year there will be 460 KFC outlets in Indonesia.

Apart from the general issues about bad things that fast food products might cause to their consumers, so far there has not been any bad news about KFC and/or its products in Indonesia.

For that reason I was very surprised when I read on The Jakarta Globe  that KFC has been ordered by the New South Wales Supreme Court (Australia) to pay compensation amounting to US$ 8.3 Million to Monika Samaan who suffered severe brain damage and was paralyzed after eating a chicken wrap.

Monika was seven when she suffered Salmonella Encephalopathy i.e. a brain injury linked to food poisoning that also left her with a blood infection  and septic shock in October 2005.

Her family, who also fell ill, claimed that Monika's injuries were caused by a "Twister" wrap containing chicken and salad from a KFC outlet in Sydney.

As a person whose family have been consuming KFC products for so many years, I sincerely hope that the Department of Health would immediately inspect KFC outlets in Indonesia to make sure that their products are safe for consumption.

11 comments:

Fifi said...

Oh my, that's terrible! I'm so sorry about what happened to the Australian girl.

I've pretty much stopped eating fast food since last year. I just can't imagine putting that much preservatives into my body. Plus, all the grease from the deep fried food just looks gross to me.

I think in Indonesia people have started to eat a lot like Americans: too much highly processed & deep fried foods! Surely all these fatty foods and sugars can't be good for people's health. We all know that the number of people with diabetes is sky rocketing.

Miami Design said...

Savage! All that from some NFC!

Luke Regler said...

Harry, KFC gets a bad press in the UK due to the way the chickens are killed. But, there should be nothing to worry about if tne chickens are stored and used according to the rules. Often food posioning is caused by someone not ensuring the supply chain is followed. I spent many years selling raw poultry so I am aware of the dangers. KFC is so popular because everyone eats chicken and knows how to prepare it. However I also feel happier eating AW chicken as the meat is whiter and is hotter, but maybe thats the UK connection.

Wisata Murah said...

a very interesting topic

I hope the relevant departments to read this post, before the news the KFC Australia struck Indonesia

Miami Design said...

Hey man, I have been following you!
Fast food is never healthy anyway. If it doesn't kill you now it will kill you in the future!

Munir Ardiku said...

KALAU saya baca begini mending jauhi fast food aja jadi ngeri pak rasanya

Aulawi Ahmad said...

I agree with miami design comment, fast food is not healthy but base on the case above, I hope YLKI (yayasan lembaga konsumen Indonesia) must do something, so that the customer in indonesia be aware n spared from the case like that.

H. Nizam said...

@Fifi,
I am glad to see you again.
Yes it is terrible what happened to the Australian girl.
Let us hope that our health authorities will check
KFC here.

@Miami Design,
Yes savage indeed.
Thank you for following my blog on Google Friend Connect. I have followed back.

@Luke,
I am very glad to hear your explanation, thank you.
I really hope all the KFC outlets here follow the standard quality.

@Wisata Murah,
Yeah let us hope that health authorities here will check all KFC outlets here.

@Munir,
Saya sangat setuju dengan anda.

@Aulawi,
Yes I agree with you. YLKI must do something so as to make our society aware about this.


@Luke,

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yadi said...

ince post.........

H. Nizam said...

@Obat Herbal,
Senang berkenalan dengan anda.
Terima kasih atas kunjungannya.

@Yadi,
I am glad that you like this post.