KFC leaves Fiji after herbs, milk and eggs embargoed


Not exactly new in town – photo from Fiji KFC in 1984

The fried-chicken restaurant chain KFC has halted operations in Fiji, amid a row over imports of the ingredients to make its flavoured crumb coating.

The multinational said Fiji’s military government had stopped it from importing herbs, milk and eggs. Fijian officials said two cartons of eggs and milk had been delayed because KFC needed to provide documentation…

“The onus is on KFC to provide us with a simple veterinary certificate, that is all we ask,” he said…

The firm, which has three restaurants in Fiji, said the import problems coupled with rising food prices had made it impossible to make a profit…

We have been waiting for the veterinary certificate since early May [2011]. When this is provided, we’ll be able to release the cartons.”

What? Do they need certification for which bird laid the eggs?

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