It looks like bad newsÂ forÂ KFC asÂ well as any veteran customers of the fried chicken, fast food chain.Â Â Kentucky Fried Chicken was accused yesterday of knowingly using cooking oil that causes coronary heat diseaseÂ in its American restaurants, no word as of yet if thisÂ cooking oil is being used inÂ KFC’s outside the U.S.Â Â
Served with a multimillion dollar class action lawsuit byÂ the Centre for ScienceÂ in the Public Interest, or CSPI, KFC was quick to react with a statement.Â
A spokesperson forÂ KFC’s parent company Yum! Brands stated, â€œThis is a frivolous lawsuit completely without merit. We intend to vigorously defend our position.”
CSPI, a not-profit organization that campaigns for healthy eating, was ready with their own statement.
Executive director Michael Jacobson said: â€œBy frying in such a dangerous oil, KFC is making its unsuspecting consumersâ€™ arteries Extra Crispy.â€Â
Apparently the American Kentucky Fried Chicken chains are using a very cheap, partiallyÂ
hydrogenated cooking oil that is high in trans fat, noted by the US & Drug Administration as being a very harmful substance to the human body.
Well, it looks like I’ll have to give up Colonel Harland Sanders & my Sunday KFC bucket.