Date
24 November 2017
Husi Food is said to have repackaged stale beef and chicken and supplied them to fast-food outlets . 
Photo: Dragon TV
Husi Food is said to have repackaged stale beef and chicken and supplied them to fast-food outlets . Photo: Dragon TV

Shanghai supplier for KFC, McDonald’s forced to shut down

Shanghai authorities have forced a company that is suspected to have supplied stale meat to fast-food chains McDonald’s and KFC to close down, Shanghai Television reported.

Earlier on Sunday, the city’s food and drug authority ordered all meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. to be withdrawn due to safety concerns, and also demanded downstream firms to immediately seal food materials supplied by the company, the report said.

The move came after Dragon TV reported that Husi Food reprocessed meat products that had outlived their shelf life and supplied them to fast-food chains including McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut.

Investigative reporters who visited Husi facilities said they saw clear evidence that stale beef and chicken were repackaged after processing.

Husi Food, a member of the US-based OSI Group, was a solely foreign-funded company in Shanghai. Its customers also include Starbucks, 7-11, Yoshinoya and Subway, according to the report.

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