Chicago company at center of China food safety scandal
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 00:52
A Chicago area company is at the center of a food safety scandal in China that is spreading fast and has dragged in major companies like Starbucks, Burger King and McDonald's. Mana Rabiee reports.
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This Chicago area company is at the center of a food safety scandal in China that's spreading fast.
OSI group, based in Aurora, Illinois, is the parent company of Shanghai Husi Food Co.
That's the company in China that was shut down on Sunday by local officials -- after a TV news report showed workers there using expired meat and picking meat up from the floor to use in their food mix.
On Tuesday, Starbucks said some of its cafes in China previously used chicken meat sourced from Husi.
KFC and McDonald's in China say they've stopped using the suspect meat.
Burger King and Papa John's, also, say they're removing Husi from their supply chain.
Chinese regulators said on Tuesday they've demanded production, quality control and sales records from OSI -- as they continue their investigation.
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