6 Aug 2011

Fiji's attorney-general intervenes in KFC dispute

1:45 pm on 6 August 2011

A 10-month dispute between fast-food giant KFC and Fiji's biosecurity authority could soon be resolved following the Attorney-General's intervention.

KFC closed its three Fiji restaurants this week, blaming deteriorating sales after it was prevented from importing key ingredients for its signature chicken recipe.

The Biosecurity Authority says KFC had not provided a veterinary certificate to import the milk and egg mix since it changed its suppliers last October.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says he had a meeting with both parties on Thursday at which the authority undertook to explain the documentation it requires.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says KFC agreed to provide the paperwork or allow biosecurity officials to visit the plant in Singapore where the mix is made.