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McDonald’s has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and some other products in Hong Kong.

The fast food chain said it had imported chicken and pork from Shanghai Husi Food, the Chinese company that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food firms.

China has suspended operations of Shanghai Husi after local media reports claimed it re-processed expired meat.

McDonald’s had removed nuggets from its menus at its Japanese outlets earlier this week over the same issue.

It said on Wednesday that about 20% of its chicken nuggets sold in Japan came from Shanghai Husi.


McDonald's has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and some other products in Hong Kong

McDonald’s has suspended sale of chicken nuggets and some other products in Hong Kong

McDonald’s said that nearly 500 stores in Japan had removed chicken nuggets from their menu, adding that sales were expected to resume after it switches to other suppliers in China and Thailand.

The company has also stopped selling its McSpicy chicken filets, chicken and green salads, fresh corn cups and iced lemon tea at its outlets in Hong Kong.

The move came after Hong Kong’s food safety regulator suspended all imports from Shanghai Husi Food.

The regulator added that any food products from Husi already imported into Hong Kong would be marked, sealed and banned from sale, pending the results of the ongoing investigation by Chinese authorities.

Meanwhile, the Reuters news agency quoted McDonald’s as saying that it had imported certain products from Shanghai Husi between July last year to June this year, but no food items from the Shanghai supplier remained in stock.

“We reiterate that until today, all the food sold at McDonald’s restaurants conforms to the food safety standard under Hong Kong legal regulations,” the company said.

Shanghai Husi is the Chinese unit of US-based food supplier OSI Group.

Its other customers in China include Yum Brand owned KFC, coffee chain Starbucks and Burger King.

Japanese convenience store operator, FamilyMart, has also admitted that its “Garlic Nugget” imported from the Shanghai firm was sold at nearly all of its 10,000 outlets across Japan.

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McDonald’s and KFC have stopped using meat from Chinese supplier Shanghai Husi Food Co following allegations it sold them out of date meat.

According to Xinhua, Chinese authorities in Shanghai have ordered the suspension of operations at Shanghai Husi Food Co.

Reports by local media said that Husi had re-processed expired meat products.

McDonald’s and KFC said they had stopped using meat from Husi.

In a statement posted on its website, translated from Mandarin, the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration said it had “decided to investigate claims of the alleged use of expired raw food material production and the processing of it in food”.

KFC China have stopped using meat from Shanghai Husi Food Co following allegations it sold them out of date meat

KFC China have stopped using meat from Shanghai Husi Food Co following allegations it sold them out of date meat (photo Reuters)

Shanghai Husi is the Chinese unit of US-based food supplier OSI Group.

According to OSI’s website, the company’s unit in China “started to provide high-quality products to McDonald’s China” in 1992.

The unit began supplying Yum China in 2008. Yum China manages the KFC and Pizza Hut chains and its sales have been hit by recent health scares.

Yum’s sales dipped after a report in 2012 said two of its suppliers were providing chickens with excessive levels of antibiotics.

Just as the company was recovering from those allegations, fears of an outbreak of bird flu in the country dented its sales.

According to figures from research firm Euromonitor, McDonald’s and Yum are the two leading fast food chains in China, based on sales.

Speaking to Reuters a spokesperson for McDonald’s in China said: “If proven, the practices outlined in the reports are completely unacceptable to McDonald’s anywhere in the world.”

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