NO PASSAGE TO INDIA

AMERICAN FIRMS FACE AN ANTIFOREIGN BACKLASH IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST DEMOCRACY

There was nothing remarkable about the two men who kept coming back for fried chicken at the new KFC outlet in Bangalore. Nothing, that is, until they proved to be undercover agents for city officials, who charged that the chicken they had bought was adulterated, misbranded, unfit for consumption and laced with dangerously high levels of monosodium glutamate--a seasoning that authorities claimed could cause cancer when consumed in large amounts. (Studies conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have found no link between MSG and cancer.) Shaken KFC managers, who denied the charges and pointed out that the company serves...

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