How Safe is Fast Food? Woman Surprised by Deep Fried Rat Head

How Safe is Fast Food? Woman Surprised by Deep Fried Rat Head


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A costumer in the Las Angeles KFC was eating his chicken tenders when he bit into a deep fried rat.

 “It was very nasty. I spit it out,” Dixon said of his first bite. “I looked down at my hand and I realized that it was in the shape of a rat with a tail and everything in it.”

Security guard, Devorise Dixon, took pictures of the tenders and put it in his freezer to show the store the next day when open.

“The manager actually freaked out, confirmed that it was a rat,” Dixon said. “She apologized for it. They actually just offered me a free meal.”

Dixon rejected the free meal and got a lawyer instead. They tried to argue the fact that just by looking at the shape of the food is not enough proof or evidence that it is a fried rat.

“A customer has made a serious claim against KFC and refuses to cooperate in the investigation. The images the customer originally posted do not include this second angle because it clearly shows it’s a piece of hand-breaded white meat chicken,” the spokeswoman said, attaching a photo of the piece from a different angle.

“Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and we are considering all options.”

They took the rat in for investigation and they are still currently looking at it. What they have so far is not enough proof of chicken or rat.

KFC customer says he was served a deep-fried rat

A women posted pictures on social media through facebook to show that her family got a rat head inside the fried chicken by Popeyes.  This Popeyes was located  in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood, NYC.  The health department of NYC was investigating a Popeyes franchise location this past September.  The woman claims she was served a cooked rat head in her fried chicken meal.

That is unbelievable.  I can’t think about how it would feel if I got a meal with the rat head in it.


In our society the government is responsible for making sure our food is safe. This is part of the purpose of our government to provide for the general welfare.  Providing for the general welfare has challenges in different areas of the country.



Food safety inspection and awareness is done by city and state governments.  Here is a link to the New York City food safety organization: