SHANGHAI, July 20 -- Shanghai food and drug authorities ordered on Sunday that all suspected meat products supplied by a local food company to McDonald and KFC outlets should be taken off shelf for safety concerns.
Local media in Shanghai reported that Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd reprocessed meat products that had outlived their shelf life and supplied them to transnational fast-food chains including McDonald, KFC and Pizza Hut.
Reporters who managed to enter Husi workshops said they saw clear evidence that stale beef and chicken were repackaged after processing and their shelf life was prolonged for another year.
Shanghai food and drug authority has launched an investigation, and demanded all the suspected meat products be taken off shelf.
Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd, a member of the U.S. OSI Group, was founded in 1996. It has two production lines, one for chicken and the other for beef and pork.