Friday, July 25, 2014

Chinese meat scandal fallout continues

Yum Brands has dropped OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, as its supplier for its franchise outlets in China, Australia and the United States – Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

But McDonalds is sticking with OSI which will supply 500 of its 2,000 restaurants in China from a different processing facility.

A television report triggered global news-media coverage of 12-day-old and mouldy meat being processed into chicken nuggets and other products for the fast-food restaurant chains in China.

The Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. plant has also been black-listed by Starbucks. 

Yum Brands said it will no longer buy from any of OSI’s Chinese facilities. 

So who knew that the chicken in the U.S. fast-food restaurants might have been imported from China?