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Case Study Kfc In India Ethical Issues

Case Study on KFC in India - Ethical Business - September 9th, 2014

The KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC is involved in animal ethical business issue.

KFC entered India in 1995 and has been in midst of controversies since then. The regulatory authorities found that KFC's chickens did not adhere to the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. Chickens contained nearly three times more monosodium glutamate (popularly known as MSG, a flavor enhancing ingredient) as allowed by the Act. Since the late 1990s, KFC faced severe protests by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights protection organization. PETA accused KFC of cruelty towards chickens and released a video tape showing the ill-treatment of birds in KFC's poultry farms.

The main issue regarding KFC is following -

» Understand the significance of cultural, economic, regulatory and ecological issues while establishing business in a foreign country

» Appreciate the need for protecting animal rights in developed and developing countries like India

» Understand the importance of ethics in doing business

» Examine the reasons for protests of PETA

» Identify solutions for KFC's problems in India

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