OSI China announced wide scale layoffs on Monday [22 September 2014] after it was accused of supplying expired meat to fast-food giants including McDonald’s and Yum! Brands in July [2014]. A total of 340 workers will lose their jobs, including 226 employed by Shanghai Husi Company and 114 contractors to Shanghai Husi, OSI China said on its website. Shanghai Husi is owned by OSI China, the Chinese arm of US food giant OSI Group…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2014

Key Point

  • On 22 September 2014, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration notified OSI China that it was fully responsible for the tainted meat produced by Shanghai Husi.

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  • In July 2014, Shanghai Husi, a division of US-based OSI Group LLC, was found to have sold expired meat to McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Seven-Eleven and FamilyMart (Japan-based convenience store).
  • Authorities initially seized more than 103 metric tons of expired product

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