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McDonald's in China Goes Barren Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 08:50 PM

BEIJING:  McDonald's in China stands on the brink of a big business disaster. The corporation hired only one supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co., to deliver meat products to all their outlets in the country. Yet, the supplier is under investigation for alleged food contamination and now McDonald's can't serve hamburgers to Chinese customers for the time being.

According to CDA Press, "McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken fillet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it "suspended relevant food ingredients" at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food Co."

McDonalds can only serve coffee, beverages and non-meat food products. Consequently, normally busy McDonald's restaurants have transformed into empty food outlets.

As reported by CDA Press, "Chinese authorities detained five Husi employees after a TV station reported last weekend that the company repackaged and sold meat past its use-by date. Investigators have seized hundreds of tons of material but haven't yet confirmed finding expired meat."

Meanwhile, McDonald's continues to launch marketing campaigns, promoting their hamburgers on signs, which can be found all over Beijing streets.

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