Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
KFC Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
Yum Brands
Penalty: 
$341,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
April 24, 2007
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
food safety violation
Violation Description: 

In a Proposition 65 settlement with the state, KFC agreed to warn California customers that its fried or baked potatoes contain acrylamide, a chemical known to cause cancer. It also agreed to pay $341,000 to the state.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Kentucky
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry of Parent: 
restaurants
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Parent company note: 
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