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China police 'question' food supplier staff in meat scandal

Published on Jul 22, 2014 3:50 PM
 
Workers standing aside as inspectors investigate the Shanghai Husi Food Co, a factory of US food provider OSI Group, in Shanghai on July 20, 2014. Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a "dedicated attitude" towards local consumers. -- PHOTO: AFP

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said Tuesday, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a "dedicated attitude" towards local consumers.

Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant - a supplier to McDonald's and KFC in China - for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product, re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems following an investigative report by a local television station.

Police were questioning "several" employees of OSI subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food Co., the Shanghai Daily newspaper reported, while local television said those responsible had been placed "under control". Police could not be reached for comment.

Separately, the China Food and Drug Administration had ordered an investigation of OSI's factories nationwide, according to a statement.

 
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