Shanghai food authority fines fast food supplier over meat scandalStaff Writer | October 5, 2016
Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration ordered a major fast food chain supplier and its parent company to pay fines for producing and selling substandard products.
Food quality Husi is a subsidiary of OSI Group
The district market regulators have also added the two companies to a blacklist of those who have committed serious legal violations, meaning stricter regulations in the future.
In a statement, the two companies accepted the punishment and promised to pay the penalty on time.
Husi is a subsidiary of U.S.-based global food processor OSI Group and a former supplier to major fast food chains including McDonald's and Yum! Brands KFC and Pizza Hut.
The case was first exposed after a local TV station reported in July 2014 that Shanghai Husi had supplied products tainted with reprocessed, expired meat to a string of fast food chains and restaurants across China.
A Shanghai court in February ordered Husi's Shanghai and Hebei plants to pay fines and sentenced 10 people to prison terms. ■