Date
20 August 2017
A label shows an expired date on a Husi Food box. McDonald's says none of its meat comes from the mainland factory. Photo: HKEJ, internet
A label shows an expired date on a Husi Food box. McDonald's says none of its meat comes from the mainland factory. Photo: HKEJ, internet

HK McDonald’s says products not from stale-meat factory

Hong Kong McDonald’s said none of its meat products came from a United States-owned mainland factory at the center of a widening food scandal, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.

Chinese broadcaster Dragon TV said Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. sold expired meat products to McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut. The company has halted production.

A person claiming to be an employee of Hong Kong McDonald’s posted a photo on social media purporting to show Husi meat products from its Hebei factory with expired dates on their boxes, the report said.

Separately, Beijing News reported that the State Food and Drug Administration has ordered an investigation into Husi’s operations in Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Guangdong and Yunnan.

Husi Food, a member of OSI Group, has apologized for the incident and said it is cooperating with investigators.

The company also supplies Starbucks and Subway, both of which have withdrawn all Husi meat products or suspended shipments from the company, the report said.

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