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China shuts meat producer supplying McDonald's, KFC

Published on Jul 21, 2014 8:23 PM
 
This picture taken on July 20, 2014, shows workers producing food at the Shanghai Husi Food Co., a factory of US food provider OSI Group, in Shanghai. Shanghai has shut a factory of OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said on Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal. -- PHOTO: AFP

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said on Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal.

A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh product and deliberately misled quality inspectors from McDonald's.

City officials closed the Shanghai Husi Food Co. factory on Sunday and seized products which allegedly used the expired meat, the Shanghai food and drug administration said in a statement.

Police were investigating, it said, threatening "severe punishment" in future.

 
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