KFC has been ordered to pay more than £40,000 after a branch in Wales was found to have served undercooked chicken.
The fast-food operator was prosecuted by environmental health officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council following a complaint from a member of the public.
The customer had purchased a three-piece original-recipe variety meal from the drive thru at KFC Blackwood. The meal was sent to the public analyst who found all three pieces had not been thoroughly cooked.
Visits to the restaurant revealed failures in company procedure had resulted in the sale of undercooked chicken.
Newport Magistrates' Court found Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) guilty of placing unsafe food on the market and a failure to implement safe cooking procedures.
The company was ordered to pay a fine of £35,000, costs of £6,122, a victim surcharge of £170, and £500 compensation to the complainant.
Caerphilly Council said that the restaurant has undergone extensive refurbishment since the incident and is now owned and run by a franchisee.
Councillor Eluned Stenner, the council's cabinet member for environment and public protection said, "Our Environmental Health Officers conducted a thorough investigation and secured a successful outcome in order to protect consumers and public health."