Victims who suffered from severe cases of food poisoning in a Mongolian KFC are demanding compensation. Two people made complaint to the Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection on 18 February.
Nearly 20 people became ill on 10 February after consuming chicken products from the same KFC outlet in Zaisan – a well-off suburb in the south of Ulaanbaatar. However, the number of victims gradually rose to 247. As for 19 February, 14 people have been undergoing treatment in the National Centre for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).
Water and some products in the KFC outlet have been shown to be contaminated; two employees have also been diagnosed as having dysentery. According to officials, health the documents of two employees in question were false.
At the emergency meeting of the Ulaanbaatar City Management Session, officials noted that KFC chain will be closed pending a court ruling.