KFC says it's bird flu-free


Posted at Aug 16 2017 12:36 PM


MANILA - KFC Philippines said Wednesday its products were unaffected by the bird flu outbreak in Pampanga province.

Rival restaurant operators Jollibee, McDonald's, Max's Group and poultry producers San Miguel Purefoods and Bounty Agro Ventures have made similar assurances to consumers.

"KFC Philippines would like to assure our loyal patrons that our famous line of fried chicken products are neither affected nor threatened by present concerns over avian flu," the company said in a statement.

All tests on KFC Philippines' chicken have turned out negative for the virus, it said.

The government has moved to contain the spread of the virus from the farming town of San Luis, north of the capital, where some 200,000 chickens were slaughtered.