>KFC pays out £19,000 after cockroach found munching chip

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>Fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been ordered to pay out £19,000 after a cockroach was discovered chomping on a chip in its Leicester Square outlet in London.

The cockroach was spotted by an environmental health officer lurking near takeaway boxes and tongs used to serve food in the restaurants.

City of Westminster magistrates court also heard that inspectors found a mouse, flies, and dried blood on the floors. There was also no handwash in dispensers in the food preparation areas.

KFC admitted breaching five hygiene rules after the inspection in August 2008. It was fined £11,000 and ordered it to pay £7,927.80 in costs and a victim surcharge of £15.

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