Fast food giant KFC has been ordered to pay more than £40,000 for selling undercooked chicken.
Health officers launched an investigation after a diner complained his chicken was raw.
And officials bought a three-piece variety meal at the drive-thru restaurant in Blackwood, South Wales, and found the chicken was not cooked properly.
They sent the meat samples for further tests and confirmed they were underdone.
KFC officials appeared at Newport Magistrates Court and the company was found guilty of breaching environmental health laws.
The firm was found to have placed unsafe food on the market and failing to implement safe cooking procedures.
The company were ordered to pay a fine of £35,000, together with prosecution costs of £6,122, £170 victim surcharge and £500 compensation to the complainant.
Speaking after the verdict, Caerphilly Council cabinet member Eluned Stenner, said Our environmental health officers conducted a thorough investigation and secured a successful outcome in order to protect consumers and public health.
A spokesman for KFC said the restaurant now had a five star hygiene rating.
He said We have robust policies and procedures relating to our food, so were really disappointed with the outcome of this hearing.
We take food hygiene and safety very seriously, which is reflected in the fact that 99 per cent of our restaurants nationwide have a 4 or 5-star hygiene rating from the Food Standards Authority. That includes our Blackwood restaurant, which holds a five-star rating.
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