US-based fast food restaurant chain KFC today said it is working with authorities to resolve the issue over alleged presence of bacteria in water that led to the shutdown of one of its outlets in Navi Mumbai.
The Konkan Region Food Drugs and Administration (FDA) yesterday shut down a KFC outlet in Nerul in Navi Mumbai on grounds that water from its purifying unit at Nerul was not upto the specified standards.
“As a responsible brand, the health and safety of our customers are well as our employees, is our number one priority. We want to assure our customers that we have regular checks and stringent systems to ensure that we uphold the highest standards across all our restaurants,” a company spokesperson said.
The tests revealed that the level of E.Coli and Coliform Bacteria found in 100 ml of water to be 34 as against 0, a FDA official had said yesterday.
“We are confident that at no point was there any food safety concern at the said restaurant. We have shut down the store as of now and are working with the authorities to resolve this matter,” the spokesperson said.
The company is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant firm that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in the country.