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Meat Safety Concerns Hit Chinese Fast Food Supplier

21 July 2014

CHINA - Meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. to global fast-food chains in China have been withdrawn from the market following an investigation that revealed the re-labelling of chicken and beef beyond their shelf-life.

Shanghai food and drug authorities have said that all suspected meat products supplied by a local food company to McDonald and KFC outlets should be taken off the shelf on safety concerns.

Local media in Shanghai reported that Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd reprocessed meat products that had outlived their shelf life and supplied them to global fast-food chains including McDonald, KFC and Pizza Hut.

Reporters who managed to enter Husi workshops said they saw clear evidence that stale beef and chicken were repackaged after processing and their shelf life was prolonged for another year.

Shanghai food and drug authority has launched an investigation, and demanded all the suspected meat products be taken off shelf.

Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd, a member of the US OSI Group, was founded in 1996. It has two production lines, one for chicken and the other for beef and pork.

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