Published: 03/03/2011 09:00 - Updated: 03/03/2011 14:38

Chicken kidney found in Stortford KFC 'safe to eat', say food experts

Written byBy James Burton

A CHICKEN kidney dished up at the Birchanger Green branch of KFC was “perfectly safe to eat”, according to the district’s food safety bosses.

The chicken kidney Leanne Evener found in her KFC
The chicken kidney Leanne Evener found in her KFC

Last week, the Observer reported how 18-year-old student Leanne Evener had chomped into the giblet after ordering portions of chicken from the fast food outlet at the Welcome Break M11 service station.

The incident left her so disgusted that she threw up shortly afterwards, but environmental health authority Uttlesford District Council has confirmed there were no dangerous bugs on the fried organ.

KFC offered to collect the specimen, which it identified as a kidney, but Ms Evener chose to send it off for independent tests. The global giant has since apologised and contacted her to make a “gesture of goodwill”.

According to the Food Standards Agency, the Birchanger Green branch  got a five-star hygiene rating when it was inspected on November 16.

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