McDonald's Japan unveils 'tofu nuggets' after China meat scandal
Published on Jul 30, 2014 1:40 PM
TOKYO(AFP) - McDonald's restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food - tofu - as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted meat scandal in China.
The fast-food giant's more than 3,000 restaurants in Japan on Wednesday started selling "Tofu Shinjo" nuggets modelled on a traditional side dish that meshes tofu, vegetables and fish.
For 249 yen (S$3), customers can sink their teeth into four pieces of the chicken-free creation.
The rollout comes days after the firm said that its Japanese restaurants had stopped sourcing poultry products from a nugget supplier in Shanghai, in response to a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants.
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