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Sunday, August 9, 2009

What's In Kentucky Grilled Chicken?

A few months ago I wrote about Kentucky Fried Fools. I decided to follow with the story and find out what is going on. Well, well, now we learn that Carcinogens have been found in KFC's new grilled chicken. Are black folks going to get cancer if we eat KFC's new grilled chicken?

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine thinks all Americans eating the stuff may. They have been asking KFC to withdraw the product from sale. Read the PCRM study here.

Yes, Doctors are asking KFC to withdraw Kentucky Grilled Chicken after tests reveal PhIP.

Tests of KFC's new Kentucky Grilled Chicken have revealed substantial amounts of a carcinogenic chemical in all samples tested, according to a report released today by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which is asking KFC to withdraw the product from sale.

A PCRM scientist visited six different KFC stores, obtained two samples from each location, and sent them to an independent testing laboratory. All 12 samples were found to contain PhIP, a chemical classified as a carcinogen by the federal government. PhIP, part of a chemical family known as heterocyclic amines (HCAs), has been linked to several forms of cancer, including breast cancer, in dozens of scientific studies. No safe level of ingestion has been identified. Every sample also tested positive for at least one additional type of HCA.

The new KFC grilled chicken products were the focus of a controversial promotion by Oprah Winfrey, who offered coupons for free Kentucky Grilled Chicken meals on her Web site.

PCRM has alerted Ms. Winfrey to these findings.

"Just as the fat and cholesterol in fried chicken have prompted concerns about heart attacks and obesity, the carcinogenic chemicals found in Kentucky Grilled Chicken raise serious concerns about cancer risk," said Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., a PCRM toxicologist. "No parent would knowingly serve carcinogens to a child, and parents have no idea these chemicals are in KFC products. We are asking KFC to withdraw Kentucky Grilled Chicken."

PhIP and other HCAs do not exist naturally in chicken; they form when animal muscle is cooked to high temperatures. The National Toxicology Program administered by the National Institutes of Health has identified PhIP as carcinogenic, as have the State of California and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

I guess Oprah Owes Six Million Americans some truly healthy chicken

The Oprah Chicken Riots of '09 was not worth all of what blacks and others went through to get a slab of toxic KFC waste.

Meanwhile, why are people of color going crazy over KFC? Did they put some drips of toxic anger waste into the chicken?

Monique Aguet

Check out 26-year-old woman Monique Aguet who police say tried to run over a KFC employee over, all because the employee failed to provide condiments with her meal.

Police say that Monique Aguet was going through a KFC drive thru near Bell and Reems Rds Wednesday night when the argument began.

Police say a woman suspected of attempting to strike a KFC employee with her car after a dispute Wednesday night was upset that she didn't get a fork along with the BQ sauce

she wanted with her meal.

Initially, Surprise police reported that Monique Aguet, 26, was at the drive-thru of a KFC near Bell and Reems roads when an argument over condiments began. However, police said Friday afternoon that Aguet became angry when employees failed to provide a fork along with the barbeque sauce she had requested. MORE HERE

"She was given the barbeque sauce," said Lt. Craig Scartozzi, a Surprise police spokesman.

The argument escalated when Aguet went inside the store. When she was ordered to leave the building, a KFC employee followed her out of the building and stood behind the vehicle to get her license plate number, Surprise Police spokesperson Lt. Craig Scartozzi said.

"(Aguet) began to pull out and the employee struck the trunk to let her know she was there in case she hadn't seen her," Scartozzi said.

Police suspect that Aguet continued to back out again despite the employee's warning. The employee was struck but not hurt. Aguet was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

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