Iltalehti reports that KFC launched a small media storm on Wednesday when Janne EinolaThe CEO of KFC Finland stated that the company uses poultry procured from Poland in all its Finnish offices.
Einola answered a Tweet author Hanna Hamina, Executive Director of the Finnish Poultry Association, who asked from which country KFC procures its meat.
According to Einola, the restaurant chain has very strict quality standards and a strict protocol that includes quality auditing four times a year. KFC is currently sourcing its meat from certified Polish farms that monitor chickens throughout the production process, he said.
Representatives of the Finnish Poultry Association have questioned claims that Polish chicken is of higher quality than that available in Finland, suggesting that lower prices could be the real reason for the decision.
Csaba Jansiksaid a senior researcher at the Natural Resources Center Evening paper that Poland, an important meat supplier in Europe, uses a significant amount of antibiotics in its poultry. Finland stopped injecting antibiotics into poultry in 2010.
Jansik also pointed out that Salmonella – a bacterium that causes food poisoning – is a significant problem in Poland, while its prevalence in Finland is low.
Einola has suggested that KFC could turn to local poultry suppliers in the future and told Twitter that the company is constantly exploring options.
Source: The Nordic Page