Woman bites into green KFC chicken and fast food chain’s response is surprising

A woman was "disgusted" after biting into a green piece of KFC chicken – but the fast food chain have insisted it’s "harmless".

Ellie Mallinson was sharing a £17.99 meal with boyfriend Ben Stegan-Jones when, after taking a bite, she noticed that a piece of the meat had a green tinge.

She described the sight of the meat as stomach churning, adding that she felt sick all afternoon.

KFC has apologised to Ellie, and a spokesman told the Huddersfield Examiner "it’s completely harmless and occasionally comes as a result of dealing with fresh chicken".

“I had eaten half of this piece of chicken when I looked down and saw it was green,” she said.

“I was disgusted and told my boyfriend who said: ‘Oh my god – what is that?’

“It wasn’t pleasant and I felt sick all afternoon because of the sight of it.”

Ellie, 20, who lives in Brighouse , bought the meal from the KFC restaurant on Leeds Road, Huddersfield, on Monday afternoon.

Their meal came with 12 pieces of boneless chicken, a large portion of popcorn chicken, four portions of fries and four sides.

After she emailed KFC to complain, the company said it would investigate.

In the email, KFC supposedly said: “Really sorry to hear about this.

“At KFC we set rigorous standards and controls for food hygiene.

“Therefore we shall be taking the matter very seriously and will carry out a full investigation.”

A KFC spokesman told the Examiner: “We’ve looked into this and whilst it’s clearly not nice to see, it’s completely harmless and occasionally comes as a result of dealing with fresh chicken.

“That said, we’re sorry for Ellie’s experience and have offered her a free meal on us the next time she visits.

“We’re also inviting Ellie into our kitchen so she can experience first-hand how we prepare our chicken.”

A spokesman added it couldn’t be certain what had caused Ellie’s chicken to be green.

“With only the photo to go by and without testing the chicken we can’t be sure of the cause,” he said.

Mirror Online has contacted KFC for further comment.

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