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McDonald's, Yum release supplier data after China food safety scare

Published on Aug 11, 2014 3:10 PM
 
People walk by a McDonald's store in downtown Shanghai on July 31, 2014. Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Five fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum Brands Inc have published details of their suppliers on their Chinese websites following a request from Shanghai authorities after a food safety scare.

Shanghai's Municipal Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday it had asked the two chains, along with Burger King , Dicos and Carl's Jr, to publish the usually confidential information as part of efforts government efforts to strengthen oversight of food suppliers.

The five firms were among a range of companies that used meat from Shanghai Husi Food, a unit of US-based OSI Group LLC, which was alleged by a TV report to have improperly handled meat and used expired food. The Shanghai authority said the companies published the information on Aug 9.

Yum's suppliers include subsidiaries of WH Group's and China Yurun Food while McDonald's milk suppliers include Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co Ltd and Kowloon Dairy. A Shandong meat unit in which China's state-backed COFCO Corp owns shares supplies both Yum and Burger King, the lists showed.

 
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