Will an $8.3-Million Ruling Make You Change Your KFC Habit?

The fast food chain has been ordered to pay damages to girl who went into a coma after eating a Twister chicken wrap.

A judge in Australia recently ordered KFC to pay $8.3 million to the family of a girl in Sydney whose brain was damaged after she ate one of the fast food giant’s chicken wraps in 2005 and evidently contracted salmonella.

The girl, then aged seven years, went into a coma for months. Although KFC has described the case of food poisoning as “very tragic," it has denied any wrongdoing and has said it would appeal the decision. Click here to read more about the case.

We thought we’d ask our readers whether they think the Australian court’s ruling is going to affect how they eat at KFC, which has a . 

Share your views in the Comments box below.

Chris Barnes May 01, 2012 at 07:18 PM
A few years ago I let one of the KFC commercials get to me and I decided I had a hankering for fried chicken. So I headed up to the KFC in Tujunga (I don't go to KFC and forgot about the one in LCF) and wouldn't you know the timing was incredible. As I was receiving my food over the counter, a county health inspector closed the store down for failing a second health inspection within a specified time frame. Amazing... I haven't been back since. I've since learned to make fried chicken at home thanks to the Serious Eats website.
Bill Dale May 02, 2012 at 02:45 PM
This huge award won't affect my "KFC habit", as you say, since I stopped eating fried chicken, French fries and everything else deep fried several years ago. Far too many heath issues related to it... also no beef or pork...mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, that kind of thing... I've lost lots of weight in the meantime and my health has improved noticeably. Nope, no KFC in my life ever again.
Nicole Charky (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Congrats on your health improvements, Bill. Thanks for commenting.
Nicole Charky (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I can't believe that happened as you picked up your food! That's really something.
DARRED May 04, 2012 at 08:54 PM
If you only knew what was going on in most of your favorite eating locations you would never eat out again. KFC just happened to get caught this time. They alll have these problems. 80% of the time when you think you have the. 24..48 hour flu..YOU DON'T...you have a food born illness.
Joseph Lee May 04, 2012 at 10:18 PM
KFC is too expensive compared to others. Will never patronize!
randy May 06, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Just remember obe thing its not KFCs fault its the eople that dont give a shit and dont know how to properly cook store n prepare food fuck you people give everything a bad name dont hire dishonorable jack offs who just throw your shit together and say thank for your money
Ted May 06, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Hey Randy, I noticed that all that fried food/fast food you eat has being your brain


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