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China regulator says scandal-hit food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua

Published on Jul 26, 2014 5:55 PM
 
A man walks out of the entrance of Husi Food factory in Shanghai on July 23, 2014. Regulators in Shanghai have found that a scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, July 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Regulators in Shanghai have found that a scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Shanghai Husi Food, which is owned by Illinois-based OSI Group, is at the centre of China's latest food scandal, which has spread to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed expired meat with fresh meat.

Police have detained five people as part of their investigation.

Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration has found that Shanghai Husi forged the production dates on smoked beef patties produced in May 2013 and sold them as being made in January 2014, Xinhua said. The processed meat had a shelf life of nine months, it added.

 
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