Colchester Institute student repulsed by 'brain food' found in KFC

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A STUDENT on his lunch break had an offal experience when he found what he thought was a chicken brain in his KFC meal.

Horrified Ibrahim Langoo has told the Daily Mail he feels so repulsed by what happened he will never eat in the chain again – despite being offered food vouchers as an apology.

The Colchester Institute musical theatre student found what appeared to be a shrivelled brain inside a piece of chicken while munching his way through a meal at the branch in High Street, Colchester.

KFC claim the suspect snack wasn’t a brain and instead was a kidney that hadn’t been removed when preparing the food it labels ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’.

Ibrahim, 19, was sharing the meal with his course mate Laura Canning, 19, and said he had already eaten one piece of chicken when he found the offal.

A spokesperson for KFC said: “We always try to ensure the highest standards in all of our restaurants and although we haven't received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process.

"We're very sorry about Mr Langoo's experience and while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly. We will be carrying out a full investigation and providing him with a gesture of goodwill."

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8:36am Mon 7 Jan 13

Grabber says...

That's why I never eat at KFC
That's why I never eat at KFC Grabber
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8:53am Mon 7 Jan 13

pinkteapot says...

Picture available on the Daily Mail website. It was far too big to be a chicken's brain, but it was also far too big to be a chicken's kidney. Looked more like intestines.
Picture available on the Daily Mail website. It was far too big to be a chicken's brain, but it was also far too big to be a chicken's kidney. Looked more like intestines. pinkteapot
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9:13am Mon 7 Jan 13

Citizen 139 says...

Taken from the KFC website - "The first time our trained cooks handle your chicken, it comes out of the fridge on the bone and undressed (oo, er). Then things get serious!"

Clearly it isn't!
Taken from the KFC website - "The first time our trained cooks handle your chicken, it comes out of the fridge on the bone and undressed (oo, er). Then things get serious!" Clearly it isn't! Citizen 139
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9:23am Mon 7 Jan 13

romantic says...

To all those last week who were saying how they look forward to a KFC drive-through place, enjoy your meals!

It´s not often that this sort of thing gets through, but have a look at the origins of what´s in your bucket, because it ain´t pretty!
To all those last week who were saying how they look forward to a KFC drive-through place, enjoy your meals! It´s not often that this sort of thing gets through, but have a look at the origins of what´s in your bucket, because it ain´t pretty! romantic
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5:38pm Mon 7 Jan 13

25414nora says...

Goes to show..You just dont know whats in your take-away, or restaurant meal. We hear tales of all sorts of unsavoury bits being found in customers food..
With some kitchen staff feeling unwanted, underpaid, undervalued, and generally exploited, maybe they are not as careful with hygene as we would like.
On the other hand; I'm just about to place a phohe order for a chicken madras, and pilau rice..Luvely jubbley.
Goes to show..You just dont know whats in your take-away, or restaurant meal. We hear tales of all sorts of unsavoury bits being found in customers food.. With some kitchen staff feeling unwanted, underpaid, undervalued, and generally exploited, maybe they are not as careful with hygene as we would like. On the other hand; I'm just about to place a phohe order for a chicken madras, and pilau rice..Luvely jubbley. 25414nora
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5:43pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Joker50 says...

I'm impressed I always thought KFC was made from soya beans, nice to see there are real chicken parts in their food.
I'm impressed I always thought KFC was made from soya beans, nice to see there are real chicken parts in their food. Joker50
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9:11pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Boris says...

Can't see why anyone would object to a bit of brain, kidney or intestine. Brain would be a bad idea if the chicken had mad cow disease, but chickens don't get that. Most people eat steak and kidney pie, or tripe.
And a lot of people, especially children, eat chicken nuggets. But how many of them know exactly what goes into a chicken nugget? They prefer not to ask.
Can't see why anyone would object to a bit of brain, kidney or intestine. Brain would be a bad idea if the chicken had mad cow disease, but chickens don't get that. Most people eat steak and kidney pie, or tripe. And a lot of people, especially children, eat chicken nuggets. But how many of them know exactly what goes into a chicken nugget? They prefer not to ask. Boris
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10:29pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Kell1981 says...

I had exactly the same in KFC in Chelmsford a few years back. I got a refund and simply didnt ever go back. Looks like I missed out on fame and a payout
I had exactly the same in KFC in Chelmsford a few years back. I got a refund and simply didnt ever go back. Looks like I missed out on fame and a payout Kell1981
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7:01am Tue 8 Jan 13

rascalmaster says...

Try their 'Hot Wings'
... very tasty!
Thats one way of overcoming one's revulsions... lol
Try their 'Hot Wings' ... very tasty! Thats one way of overcoming one's revulsions... lol rascalmaster
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1:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

jammin says...

I thought kfc was kentucky fried kittens?

I was in my local Chinese the other week. I could see in the kitchen, this old woman transferring chips from a chopping board type thing to the deep fat fryer. One chip fell on the floor, and without even hesitating to think about it, she picked it up and dropped it in the fryer. I know fats hot and will probably burn off all the rat droppings on the floor but still, she could at least have wiped it on her pinny first, three second rule and all that!
I thought kfc was kentucky fried kittens? I was in my local Chinese the other week. I could see in the kitchen, this old woman transferring chips from a chopping board type thing to the deep fat fryer. One chip fell on the floor, and without even hesitating to think about it, she picked it up and dropped it in the fryer. I know fats hot and will probably burn off all the rat droppings on the floor but still, she could at least have wiped it on her pinny first, three second rule and all that! jammin
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3:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

wellnow says...

Dont worry about deep fryed food l would worry more about a chicken madras or whatever.shallow fried and probably prepared the day previous take aways are always a bit of a lottery.why pilory one outlet.
Dont worry about deep fryed food l would worry more about a chicken madras or whatever.shallow fried and probably prepared the day previous take aways are always a bit of a lottery.why pilory one outlet. wellnow
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6:50pm Tue 8 Jan 13

stackerman says...

wellnow wrote:
Dont worry about deep fryed food l would worry more about a chicken madras or whatever.shallow fried and probably prepared the day previous take aways are always a bit of a lottery.why pilory one outlet.
yum yum yum i loves my KFC

students are weak as most are vegetarians lol.

he only complained to pay his student debt off

bet he planted it himself lol
[quote][p][bold]wellnow[/bold] wrote: Dont worry about deep fryed food l would worry more about a chicken madras or whatever.shallow fried and probably prepared the day previous take aways are always a bit of a lottery.why pilory one outlet.[/p][/quote]yum yum yum i loves my KFC students are weak as most are vegetarians lol. he only complained to pay his student debt off bet he planted it himself lol stackerman
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4:11am Wed 9 Jan 13

calvertdylan says...

Idon't eat fast food my self, but that experience would make me think about changing my diet and lifestyle.
Idon't eat fast food my self, but that experience would make me think about changing my diet and lifestyle. calvertdylan
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7:44am Wed 9 Jan 13

Red Tape 2 says...

I ofter stop at the KFC on the A1 at Cambridge or Peterborough and the food there is top rate. However when I tried the the KFC in town the food was pretty dire - very grisley and covered in oil. So I wouldn't go back tbh.
I ofter stop at the KFC on the A1 at Cambridge or Peterborough and the food there is top rate. However when I tried the the KFC in town the food was pretty dire - very grisley and covered in oil. So I wouldn't go back tbh. Red Tape 2
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10:11am Wed 9 Jan 13

romantic says...

jammin wrote:
I thought kfc was kentucky fried kittens?

I was in my local Chinese the other week. I could see in the kitchen, this old woman transferring chips from a chopping board type thing to the deep fat fryer. One chip fell on the floor, and without even hesitating to think about it, she picked it up and dropped it in the fryer. I know fats hot and will probably burn off all the rat droppings on the floor but still, she could at least have wiped it on her pinny first, three second rule and all that!
I´ve worked in kitchens in the past, and believe me, you do not want to know what can go on with your food, especially if you´ve been obnoxious with the waiting staff. And don´t assume it´s just your local Chinese take-away, all kinds goes on in posher places too.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: I thought kfc was kentucky fried kittens? I was in my local Chinese the other week. I could see in the kitchen, this old woman transferring chips from a chopping board type thing to the deep fat fryer. One chip fell on the floor, and without even hesitating to think about it, she picked it up and dropped it in the fryer. I know fats hot and will probably burn off all the rat droppings on the floor but still, she could at least have wiped it on her pinny first, three second rule and all that![/p][/quote]I´ve worked in kitchens in the past, and believe me, you do not want to know what can go on with your food, especially if you´ve been obnoxious with the waiting staff. And don´t assume it´s just your local Chinese take-away, all kinds goes on in posher places too. romantic
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5:47pm Sat 12 Jan 13

co2 says...

I also have a bad experience at the colchester high street KFC how many others are there that go unreported.
I also have a bad experience at the colchester high street KFC how many others are there that go unreported. co2
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