Date
17 August 2017
McDonald's has been forced to cut its menu at some Chinese outlets due to problems with supplier Shanghai Husi Food. Photo: Reuters
McDonald's has been forced to cut its menu at some Chinese outlets due to problems with supplier Shanghai Husi Food. Photo: Reuters

McDonald’s China hit by meat shortage after supplier scandal

McDonald’s Corp. is facing a shortage of products at some of its outlets in China after the “stale meat” scandal at supplier Shanghai Husi Food, Wall Street scandal reported Monday.

Customers in stores across northern and central China will have a limited menu as a result of supplier changes, a spokesman for the fast-food chain was quoted as saying.

Outlets in Beijing and Shanghai don’t have hamburgers or chicken and are encouraging customers to purchase fish sandwiches, the report said.

One outlet in Shanghai is now said to be running low on fish.

It isn’t clear how long the shortage will affect McDonald’s in China or how it will affect sales in one of the firm’s key growth markets, the Journal said.

The shortage comes after McDonald’s cut its orders from Husi Food last week. Shanghai officials have accused the meat supplier of intentionally selling meat beyond its shelf life to restaurant chains.

OSI Group, Shanghai Husi’s US-based parent, said in a statement over the weekend that it pulled all products from Shanghai Husi from the market.

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