Customers sit at a McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong Friday, July 25, 2014. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Meat supplier says China unit violated standards
Associated Press / 05:53 PM July 28, 2014
BEIJING — A US meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.
The president of OSI Group, David McDonald, said Monday an investigation of complaints that its China unit, Husi Food, sold expired beef and chicken still is under way. McDonald declined to give details of what investigators have found.
At a news conference in Shanghai, McDonald said, “Our investigation has found issues that are absolutely inconsistent with our internal requirements for the highest standards, processes and policies.”
Restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC stopped using meat supplied by Husi after a Shanghai TV station reported last week the company repackaged and sold expired meat.
OSI said it will set up a food safety center in Shanghai.