The Food Standards Agency is to test the nutritional information systems used by more than 100 kfc outlets across the UK and the US.
The agency says the tests will provide more accurate data than previously available.
It is one of many initiatives to make the food chain more transparent to consumers, following the Food Standards Authority’s decision to open a second data breach.
The FSA’s tests will show how well the system is able to analyse and present information on the foods and packaging it uses, the agency said.
In January the FSA announced it was investigating more than 4,000 breaches of the FSA’s food and hygiene standards. “
The test results will also give us an indication of whether we have been able to improve the way we collect data.”
In January the FSA announced it was investigating more than 4,000 breaches of the FSA’s food and hygiene standards.
About 20,000 of those were reported to the agency last year, according to figures released by the agency.
The investigation will include a review of the system and how it is used.
The food chain “will be tested to ensure we have an appropriate and reliable information system to provide consumers with the best possible nutrition information”, the FSA added.
It said that if it is successful in improving the system, the results would be available in two to three months.
It also said that the tests would show how much food the food company was using, how much packaging was used and how much information it had about its products.
In some cases, the FSA has reported a breach of more than $1m.
The regulator has not yet identified any customers who have been affected by the tests.
In a statement, the food and drink industry said: We are aware of the test results and are working with the FSA to investigate the issue and take action to protect consumers.
We will continue to work closely with the regulator to protect the health and safety of our customers and we will work to ensure the food is safe.”