DHEC investigates claim of family served raw chicken at Arby’s

BOILING SPRINGS, SC (WSPA) – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is looking into a Boiling Springs Arby’s after a family says they were served raw chicken tenders.

Family members have been communicating with 7 News Reporter Addie Hampton.

The family says they fed a piece of the chicken to a baby.  That baby was later taken to the hospital and remains there in the intensive care unit.

Tuesday afternoon, medical officials were conducting tests to see if the child’s medical issues had anything to do with the food.

7 News reporter Addie Hampton reached out to Arby’s.

The fast-food chain said their products are frozen until made-to-order, and the tenders are cooked in a fryer that has a pre-programmed button for cooking chicken.

Arby’s said that it’s reached out to the family and that food quality and safety is its number one priority.

The fast-food chain said they’re conducting their own investigation.  In the meantime, they said, they’re re-training all employees who operate the fry station to ensure proper cooking procedures are followed.

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