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How safe it is to eat KFC chicken?

Date: 04 Jun 2016    Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

People are very much fond of KFC chicken nuggets. In India, we see many KFC products having leg pieces, which are mostly imported from US. It is heard that US people won't take chicken leg pieces and hence they are imported here. These leg pieces are stored in frozen condition for many days before being imported and hence may have some ill effects on our health. Even Indian Government tries to put restriction on import US chicken leg pieces. In this context, I would like to know whether it is safe to take KFC chicken or not?

Worried about if there are any bad health effects on eating KFC chicken? Know from the responses below whether or not it is safe to eat KFC chicken.

Author: Kailash Kumar    05 Jun 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

As long as any product is allowed to be sold in open market by the regulatory authorities, it will have to be treated as safe only, irrespective of rumors being circulated about the same. As soon as any complaint is received an inquiry and necessary testing etc. is carried out. Action is taken by the concerned regulatory authorities as required under the rules as we have seen in the case of Maggie.
Regarding the possible harmful effects on health on the ground of being deep fried item etc. it applies in case of all deep fried items including samosa, puri, pakodi etc. also.

Author: Mahesh    05 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

KFC chicken is safe to eat. The defamation is often being done by the people who are vegetarians. Most of the allegations against them turned out to be false. So it seems the issue of the KFC is from the competitors or the vegetarians who are defaming them.

As for the cooking of bread and other health issues. I think most of the franchise owners came up with solution on the type of content to be used in the bread.

Regulatory authorities are keeping an eye on such food chains. So we don't have to be worried over. Besides the franchises are being monitored too.

Author: sanathoi wahengbam    06 Jun 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

KFC chicken consuming issues started from using growth hormone in chicken farms. By using such hormone it helps in gaining meat of the chicken in short duration but excessive use lead to ill effect. In order to present at market food control organisation tested and they give the norms about the use of growth hormone.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    06 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Of late KFC chicken has been very popular among the Youngesters because of tangy taste in the items provided by them. However, there are certain unsafe practices associated with the preparation of KFC chicken. The following points may be taken into consideration.
1) The chickens are provided with antibiotics in order to avoid infection. Such treatment causes health issues on the regular consumption of the items provided by them.
2) Presence of excess salt in the items are not conducive to people having High Blood Pressure.
3) Such meals provided by them may cause Kidney - problem because of excess presence of salt.
4) Calorie - content and Fat - content are large and hence these meals are not conducive for the maintenance of normal health. In some items, the fat content may be to the extent of 15 percent and the Calorie content may be as high as 400 cal.
5) Additives associated with the items are not benificial from the health angle.
So, it would be better to be a casual visitor keeping all the points in mind.

Author: Juana    07 Jun 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Frozen foods per se have no ill-effects on human health. What can cause health issues are the improper procedures followed while freezing foods, especially meats. Meat should be frozen immediately, after slaughtering and proper cleaning of the flesh. Meats should also be stored at a specified temperature. Repeated thawing and freezing of meat can cause bacteria to breed, leading to contamination of the food.

As long as the meat is handled as per norms it should be safe for consumption. However, remember that the chicken pieces at KFC are deep fried. Which means you consume high quantity of fat, which is heated at high temperature and heated repeatedly.

I was once taken on a tour of a KFC facility and was shown how the chicken is prepared. The entire cooking process is hygienic. However, the oil used for deep frying is reused for over a week and is chemically treated each day.

I stopped eating at KFC since then.

Author: sasikanth    09 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Eating KFC chickens means getting free health problems at your door step. Not only KFC the items which are available outside house are really dangerous to health and they makes to loose lot of wealth.

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