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McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Starbucks And Pizza Hut Caught Up In Scary Chinese Chicken Scandal

McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Starbucks And Pizza Hut Caught Up Scary Chinese Chicken Scandal

McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) halted buying meat products from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations that the company sold chicken and beef past their expiration date.

McDonald’s asked all its outlets to stop using products from Shanghai Husi Food Co., according to statements on the companies’ official Chinese microblog yesterday. Yum’s KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants did the same, the company said in a separate statement. Both restaurant chains said the move would result in shortages of some items and apologized to consumers for the inconvenience. Starbucks Corp., which also was affected, removed one product from its menu

MCDONALD’S, YUM CEASE USING CHINESE MEAT SUPPLIER DURING PROBE

Fox DNA found in donkey meat among other things

McDonald's, Yum Cease Using Chinese Meat Supplier During Probe

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McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) halted buying meat products from a Shanghai supplier while authorities investigate allegations that the company sold chicken and beef past their expiration date.

McDonald’s asked all its outlets to stop using products from Shanghai Husi Food Co., according to statements on the companies’ official Chinese microblog yesterday. Yum’s KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants did the same, the company said in a separate statement. Both restaurant chains said the move would result in shortages of some items and apologized to consumers for the inconvenience. Starbucks Corp., which also was affected, removed one product from its menu.

Shanghai authorities suspended operations at Shanghai Husi on the same day the local Dragon TV channel reported that Husi workers were repackaging and selling chicken and beef that had exceeded its sell-by date. The allegations renew concerns about unsafe food in China following abuses that have included fox DNA found in donkey meat and the lacing of baby formula with melamine, a compound used in plastics.

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KFC halts chicken supply from 1,000 Chinese farms after antibiotics scare…

Source: Natural News

Another day, another Chinese food scare. KFC is dropping more than 1,000 farms from its network of suppliers in China to make sure the food it serves is safe after a scandal over tainted chicken hurt company sales in that key (meaning large) emerging market last year.

The issue came up in December when officials in China’s commercial hub of Shanghai and the northern province of Shanxi were looking at KFC suppliers following claims that the chicken the company was selling had a high antibiotics content.

The scare caused a six percent drop-off in China sales of KFC’s parent company, Yum! Brands in the final quarter of 2012, Agence France Presse reported, which was more severe than the firm’s previous estimate of a four percent decline.

Company officials knew of the problem in 2010, but kept quiet

KFC says it will no longer use chicken farms that run potential risk of further supplying tainted product, step up its screen process of suppliers and increase self-inspections to address future food safety concerns, the company said in a statement.

“It will always be our top priority to provide customers with the safest chicken with the best quality,” Yum China’s chairman and top executive, Sam Su, said in the statement. “We have seen some safety problems from the incident…and we aim to address the issue within the shortest time.”

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