KFC restaurant temporarily suspended in Mongolian capital

Following the outbreak of food poisoning symptoms and even hospitalisation, a Mongolian regulator has been forced to suspend operations temporarily in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. Around 247 people reported symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting after eating at the Zaisan outlet last week.

Ganbat Danzanbaatar, general manager of KFC Mongolia, said that apart from the Zaisan outlet all KFC restaurants are open. A KFC spokesperson said, “We deeply regret the negative impact that many people have suffered, especially to our guests of the Zaisan restaurant, and we are working to support our team members and customers during this difficult time.”

The spokesperson also said, “KFC Mongolia is cooperating fully with the government’s investigation and recommendations around addressing the source of the incident. This includes a thorough investigation of all KFC Mongolia restaurants.”

KFC has been in Mongolia since 2013, with a total of 11 restaurants in the country.