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Earlier this year, an employee of KFC in Johnson City, Tenn., was fired after posting a photo on Facebook of her appearing to lick, or close to licking, a pile of mashed potatoes.
KFC said customers did not receive those potatoes, but the worker who took the photo and the pictured employee were fired. The corporate office also sent to that restaurant a quality assurance team after the incident to "reinforce" the company's standards.
"Nothing is more important to KFC than food safety," according to a statement provided to The Johnson City Press in February. "As soon as our franchisee became aware of the issue, immediate action was taken. The franchisee's investigation confirmed the photos were taken after the restaurant was closed and none of the food was served. The employee involved was immediately terminated."
A spokesman for Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, declined to comment further to ABC News.