Expired meat products totaling 521.2 metric tons from the Shanghai Husi Food Co, which was involved in a food safety scandal last summer, have been destroyed. Shanghai Husi Food Co is owned by OSI China, the Chinese arm of US food giant OSI Group. It was accused of supplying expired meat to fast-food giants, including McDonald’s and Yum Brands, by a local television station in July 2014. Food safety authorities launched an immediate investigation that led to the arrest of six senior executives and a nationwide product recall…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2015

Key Points

  • On January 4, 2015, 1,415 cases of expired OSI meat was destroyed in Shanghai (last of the tainted meat).
  • OSI tainted meat products were destroyed and disposed of in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as in the provinces of Liaoning, Henan, Sichuan and Shandong.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In September 2014, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration notified OSI China that it was fully responsible for the tainted meat produced by Shanghai Husi. In addition, 340 Husi employees and contractors were officially laid off.
  • In August 2014, McDonald’s in Hong Kong stopped selling fresh corn cups, green salad and fresh lemon tea as these items were primarily sourced from OSI processors in Hebei and Gaungzhou.
  • 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).

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