A couple of days ago, a California resident Devorise Dixon created a real media frenzy when he posted a picture of what looked like a fried rat. He claimed it was hard, rubbery and had a tail. He also said that he complained to the KFC staff that admitted to have served him a rat and quickly offered him a free meal.
Dixon’s lawyers turned over the suspicious piece of meat to KFC on Friday after which it was sent to an independent lab for testing. Interestingly, the lab results showed that it was in fact chicken and not rat meat.
KFC Fights Back
KFC spokesman Rodrigo Coronel also issued a statement stating that the controversy was a complete hoax. “Recently in the US, a customer questioned the quality of a KFC product which received considerable publicity given the sensational nature of his claim. The product has now been tested by a third-party independent lab, which confirmed it is definitely a piece of chicken, as we knew all along. The right thing for this customer to do is to apologize and cease making false claims about the KFC brand.”
The customer’s attorney gave the product to KFC on Friday for testing at an independent lab. DNA tests confirmed the product was chicken and not a rat as the customer claimed, according to KFC.
KFC spokesman Rodrigo Coronel said the man who made the false claim “wasn’t cooperating with an investigation,” so his attorney obtained the ‘rat’ and gave it to an independent lab for testing.
Coronel also alleged the customer lied about being told the piece of chicken was a rat.
“We did an internal investigation and talked to all employees. That statement is false,” Coronel wrote. “The right thing for this customer to do is to apologize and cease making false claims about the KFC brand.”
“Honestly, it doesn’t matter what others think I know what I bit into and what it looks like never in life have I seen a chicken strip with a long tail,” he wrote last week.
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