KFC reaffirms commitment to high food hygiene standards

26 January 2011

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Senior representatives from fast food chain, KFC, met with officers and councillors from Woking Borough Council on Wednesday (26 January 2011) to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding, confirming a joint commitment to upholding high standards of food hygiene and preparation in all KFC restaurants across the UK.

The meeting, which took place at KFC's headquarters building in Goldsworth Road, Woking, also confirmed Woking Borough Council's status as the primary environmental health authority for KFC. This means that Woking's environmental health team will fully appreciate and understand KFC's written procedures for preparing food in all of its restaurants across the country. In addition, it will be consulted by environmental health teams across the UK if issues relating to food hygiene standards arise in any KFC restaurant which may require enforcement action.

Woking Borough Council has been working closely with KFC since 2000 when the headquarters moved into offices in Goldsworth Road. Speaking about the Council's relationship with the company, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health, said: "We have been working closely with KFC for over ten years to uphold high standards of food hygiene and preparation in all of its restaurants. We welcome this renewed commitment to maintaining high food standards and look forward to working with the company in the future."

Tracey Colbert, Senior Health and Safety Manager for KFC, said: "We have invested a huge amount of time and effort in making sure that our hygiene standards are second to none, so we're proud to be the first quick service restaurant company to sign an agreement like this. We're looking forward to working alongside Woking Borough Council to uphold our high standards in years to come."

For more information about food hygiene or environmental health, please contact Emma Doherty, Woking Borough Council's Senior Environmental Health Officer, on 01483 743654 or email emma.doherty@woking.gov.uk