Shanghai asking restaurants, others to post product source info

Aug. 11, 2014

Bloomberg News reports that the city of Shanghai has ordered McDonald's Corp. and other foreign restaurant chains to disclose their product sources in the wake of revelations that workers at Shanghai Husi Food Co., a unit of Aurora, Illinois-based OSI Group LLC, had been repackaging expired chicken and beef.

Shanghai Husi Food Co. supplied several large chains, including McDonald's and Yum's KFC and Pizza Hut.

In addition to McDonald's, Yum! Brands Inc., Burger King Worldwide Inc., Carl's Jr., Papa John's International Inc. and Ting Hsin International Group's Dicos were asked to post supplier information on their websites by the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration.

Restaurants are asked to post information such as supplier names, ingredients used in its products and the results of food production checks on official websites so they can be "put under consumer scrutiny."

Topics: Food Safety

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