In a shocking incident, about 42 people in Mongolia were hospitalised, and hundreds are showing the symptoms of food poisoning after eating at one of the outlets of KFC in Mongolia. All KFC restaurants have temporarily suspended their operations in Mongolia. This has caused a wave of fear among the people in Mongolia and questions have been raised about the quality of the KFC products. The KFC outlet at Ulaanbaatar has fallen into a scrutiny check by the city’s Metropolitan Professional Inspection Agency who believe that the health issue was caused by the feeble internal sanitation check at the outlet. The Agency also updated that over 200 people reported of food poisoning symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting after eating at that outlet of KFC, as per reports from Reuters. The reports further suggested that the restaurant's water supply had traces of bacteria breeding it in that may have a hand in causing the health issue. Mumbai: 247 Students of a BMC School in Govandi Hospitalised Due to Food Poisoning, 1 Child Dead.
KFC has already apologised about the negligence saying, "We deeply regret the negative impact that many people have suffered, especially to our guests of the Zaisan restaurant, and we are working to support our team members and customers during this difficult time," a spokeswoman for KFC Global told Reuters. The apology email received by Reuters further read, "KFC Mongolia is cooperating fully with the government’s investigation and recommendations around addressing the source of the incident. This includes a thorough investigation of all KFC Mongolia restaurants, and specifically into determining the exact cause of the reported incident."
KFC was launched in Mongolia in the year 2013 and currently has about 11 outlets in the capital city itself. KFC, a part of Yum Brands are operated by its franchise partner, Mongolian conglomerate Tavan Bogd Group.