- KFC is ceasing operations in the island nation of Fiji.
- KFC's claim is that the military government has stopped their importing of ingredients for its famous herbs and spices coating.
- The government disputes that characterization, claiming it is waiting for "veterinary certification" of KFC's imports.
- Elvis Silvestrini, of Fiji's biosecurity authority was quoted as saying, "We have been waiting for the veterinary certificate since early May . When this is provided, we'll be able to release the cartons."
Apparently, A. Person, the Colonel's relatively new Chief Chicken Officer has fallen down on the job. It seems clear from this series of facts and counter-facts that the Fiji government hasn't capitulated to the demands of KFC that they be allowed to import their standard vat-grown proteins. It is clear that no veterinary certification would be needed - nor valid - for herbs, spices, and the like; this must refer to the animal-like portion of the KFC product.
Neither the government of Fiji nor KFC has given any information regarding just how much of the vat-grown chicken-equivalent is being held up in the importation proceedings. We'll report back here when more information is available.
Posted by Listener 43
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