A Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise owner is being sued by a former manager who claims he was terminated “for refusing [to] sell rotten meat” in the Oregon restaurant.
According to his lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the plaintiff accused his boss of changing the “kill date” on labels so that poultry appeared fresher than they were.
Chris Morran at The Consumerist reports that when the former manager threatened to notify the Oregon Health Dept., he was fired and told there had been “complaints about his management.”
The accusation identified another general manager who allegedly resigned in April 2011 because “he could not stand serving rotten chicken to families anymore” and that the owner had forced him to serve poultry that was “turning green and was several days beyond the expiration date.”
KFC’s policy requires all “fresh chicken be served or discarded within 12 days of the ‘kill date’ stamped on the box.”