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McDonald's disclosed selling expired food in China

(People's Daily Online)

22:23, March 15, 2012

McDonald's cheeseburgers (File photo)

Beijing,May 15--McDonald's restaurants in China were exposed selling expired food, which fails to follow food processing instructions, according to an evening party of China Central Television (CCTV) for marking the World Consumer Right Day on March 15.

It is said that McDonald's sells cooked meat which is beyond the holding time. Cooked meat in McDonald's restaurant is supposed to be discarded if it surpasses the holding time. But the McDonald's restaurant failed to comply with the rule.

According to McDonald's regulation, fried chicken wings should be conserved within 30 minutes, but it is found that they were still for sale after expired for an hour and a half, three times of its storage period.

Cheeses which were going bad were still used for making cheeseburgers in McDonald's. Workers were also found modify desserts’ expiry time or even re-pack them for selling again. Worse still, the dropped cutlets were directly pick up for use again.

An employee of a McDonald's restaurant in Sanlitun, Beijing’s downtown, said that these are usual practices for McDonald's restaurants in China to sell expired food rather than follow the working instructions.

Dare you enjoy McDonald's food anymore?

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Firerock at 2012-03-1864.134.164.*
Thanks for the revelation. No more McDonald for my family for a long time to come. Meanwhile the establishment should be prosecuted to the full extend of the law.
PD User at 2012-03-16183.39.96.*
No wonder so many kids, young chinese and even adults in uniform (*seen on CD & PD herein*)during CPC"s Sessions are so very fat and clumsy looking, if not already diseased! What will CPC do about it?
Clemens at 2012-03-16114.244.36.*
Typical of McDonald"s ...

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