Almost a month has passed since numerous people were struck down with serious food poisoning at a branch of KFC in Ulaanbaatar. A total of 247 people became ill on 10 February after consuming chicken products from the same KFC outlet in Zaisan – a well-off suburb tin the south of Ulaanbaatar. 42 people of those victims have undergone treatment in the National Centre for Communicable Diseases (NCCD). After the incident, two delegates from the U.S. fast food company have been sent to Ulaanbaatar. Facility personnel and standard analysis expert from Yum! Brands Inc which owns the Kentucky Fried Chicken brand arrived in Ulaanbaatar last week in order to study the review made by General Agency for Specialized Investigation. According to E.Zolbayar, marketing manager of KFC Mongolia, the specialists will come again to Ulaanbaatar next week for supporting the branch’s operation.
Currently, Zaisan KFC has been closed. The question remains, how hard has public confidence in Colonel Sanders been hit and what compensation will Yum! Brands be providing for the victims of the food poisoning?