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?