Thursday, Sep 18, 2014Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Asia
 

McDonald's Hong Kong halts nugget sales over meat scandal

Published on Jul 25, 2014 4:36 AM
 
Customers walk into a McDonald's store in Hong Kong on July 25, 2014. McDonald's Hong Kong has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and several other items after admitting it imported food from a US-owned firm in China at the centre of an expired meat scandal. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG (AFP) - McDonald's Hong Kong has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and several other items after admitting it imported food from a US-owned firm in China at the centre of an expired meat scandal.

The fast-food chain announced it had halted sales of nuggets, chicken burgers, salads and lemon tea as Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety Thursday ordered the suspension of all imports from the Husi Food Company, a subsidiary of US food supplier OSI Group.

"Food from Husi that has been imported and now stored in Hong Kong should no longer be supplied to consumers. They will be marked and sealed by our staff," centre assistant director Lee Siu-yuen said on RTHK radio.

Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut a Husi plant for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product, re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems, following an investigative report by a local television station.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos