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Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, US parent says

Published on Jul 27, 2014 1:05 PM
A woman walks past a logo of McDonald's in Hong Kong on July 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - The parent company of a scandal-hit Chinese food supplier said it is withdrawing all products made by the subsidiary.

Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois-based OSI Group LLC, is at the centre of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

In a statement posted on its website late Saturday, OSI Group said it would "withdraw from the marketplace" all products made by Shanghai Husi, and that it was conducting an internal investigation into current and former senior management.

It vowed to take "swift and decisive action" including legal measures against those responsible for the scandal, and said a new management team would be brought to China.

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