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In China, no burgers at some McDonald's outlets over food scare

Published on Jul 28, 2014 3:25 PM
 
A sign stating that there is only a limited menu available is seen at a McDnald's restaurant on July 28, 2014 in Shanghai. McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat. -- PHOTO: AFP 

SHANGHAI (AFP) - McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.

Authorities in Shanghai just over a week ago shut a plant owned by privately-held OSI Group for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product and later detained five officials from the OSI subsidiary which operated it, Shanghai Husi Food Co.

The factory's customers in China included McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King, 7-Eleven convenience stores and Papa John's Pizza, according to the companies.

An operator from the McDonald's national delivery hotline said on Monday that beef and chicken items were unavailable in the Shanghai area, though fish and pork could be ordered.

 
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