Shanghai food and drug administration has suspended the operation of a food company suspected of supplying stale meat to McDonald's and KFC outlets.Earlier on Sunday the administration had ordered that all meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd should be taken off shelf for safety concerns.
Local media reported the company reprocessed meat products that had outlived their shelf life and supplied them to transnational fast-food chains including McDonald's, 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 Husi Food Co., Ltd, a member of the US OSI Group, was a solely foreign-funded company with a registered capital of 50.47 million yuan.
In a "commitment to customers", posted at Husi's Shanghai plant, the company promised "hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)", a systematic preventive approach to food safety, and "routine sample microbe test".