A viral YouTube video (below) exposes the way the popular food chain KFC prepares and stores its food, often serving food that's moldy and freezing vegetables in old, murky water.
It's unclear when and where the video was filmed, but it is clear that the store is located somewhere in America, according to the Daily Mail. A worker films her male colleague as the two prepare to close the restaurant for the day and discuss KFC's unsanitary practices.
"So what do you want to the world to know about KFC?" she asks him.
Her colleague then picks up trays of food from the fridge. One is a tray of green beans floating in murky-looking water. The man then pours what seems to be gray-colored water from old cups into the container.
"So you mean to tell me, the same stuff you have in those cans all day, you put in the freezer and sell it to people tomorrow?" she asks him.
He responds: "I don't know why we do it. It's cross-contaminated."
Later, a bowl of gray green beans is shown and her male colleague says that they have been there "for three to four days."
The camera pans to two full containers of fried chicken. Her colleague says that one had been there since 1:30 p.m. and the other had been made at 4:30 p.m. He says both will be resold the following day.
Another nearby colleague smells the chicken and wrinkles his nose in disgust.
"Just think, there must be mold and mildew growing there," the woman says.
The Daily Mail notes that the video appears to show the restaurant chain location re-using soiled macaroni and cheese cups, as well as the above offenses. The macaroni and cheese itself, which can be seen on the site, looks like a big messy glob.
The video has received over 5 million views. There are over 12,000 comments, most of which seem to be from customers vowing to never eat at the restaurant chain again.
"That is so nasty. Im not gonna eat kfc anymore," one person wrote.
Others defended the restaurant chain, saying that this was likely an isolated incident and doesn't reflect the practices of all KFCs across the country.
A KFC spokesperson has responded to the video, saying it is a violation of the company's food handling procedures, according to the Daily Mail.
"It unfortunately resurfaces online from time to time, often tagged as various locations inaccurately. The actions of those former employees was unacceptable," the spokesperson said.