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There's quality chicken in the bucket

by 5m Editor
21 April 2005, at 12:00a.m.

KENTUCKY - KFC Canada is leading the way in quality by ensuring that every KFC customer enjoys safe and farm-fresh "gold standard" chicken.

There's quality chicken in the bucket - KENTUCKY - KFC Canada is leading the way in quality by ensuring that every KFC customer enjoys safe and farm-fresh "gold standard" chicken.

KFC Canada works directly with certified Canadian chicken processors who follow strict standards set by the Canadian government.

"KFC Canada's suppliers regularly deliver the same fresh Canadian chicken to our restaurants that consumers buy in their grocery store or other leading restaurants," said Steve Langford, general manager of purchasing for KFC Canada.

At KFC restaurants, safety is the number one priority and all chicken is handled with care throughout the preparation and cooking process.

"We have strict, regulated procedures for handling and cooking our 'gold standard' farm-fresh chicken. All of KFC's chicken is cooked at a high temperature using industry-leading heat- and pressure-cooking methods to ensure it is tender, tasty and thoroughly cooked for our customers," said Langford. "You can trust KFC chicken to be safe and delicious."

FACTS about KFC Canada's "gold standard" chicken:

  • Fact No. 1 KFC does not have its own chicken farms nor its own processing facilities. KFC's chicken is the same chicken that is typically sold in leading grocery stores and casual dining and quick service restaurants in Canada.

  • Fact No. 2 KFC Canada continues to maintain a leadership role in discussions about Canadian farming practices and animal welfare by keeping in constant contact with veterinarians, professors, chicken farmers and processors. KFC Canada continually lobbies for better ethical standards.

  • Fact No. 3 KFC Canada regularly and randomly audits all of our suppliers' chicken processing facilities.

  • Fact No. 4 KFC strongly supports the Chicken Farmers of Canada's animal welfare initiatives.

  • Fact No. 5 Canadian chicken farmers follow the Codes of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry, which is a series of guidelines for the chicken industry. KFC Canada has a strict zero-tolerance policy to ensure the ethical treatment of animals.

  • Fact No. 6 KFC chicken is hormone- and steroid-free.

About KFC Canada:

KFC Canada represents the Canadian KFC system, which includes 750 KFC restaurants across Canada. To find out more about KFC Canada, visit our Web site at www.kfc.ca.

Source: KFC - 20th April 2005

5m Editor