McDonald’s omits several chicken items of its menu after Shanghai Husi Food Co’s negligence.
Popular fast food giant McDonald’s has stopped the sales of chicken nuggets and a few other products in Hong Kong. The franchise said that it imported chicken and pork from Shanghai Husi Food, which is the same Chinese firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to several fast food firms.
China immediately suspended Shanghai Husi Food Co’s operations after the local media reported about the food company’s stale meat sales. Due to this, Japanese outlets have now omitted chicken nuggets from their menu. It also said that 20% of the chicken nuggets which are sold in Japan came from Shanghai Husi Co.
McDonald’s added that about 500 stores in Japan removed chicken nuggets from their menu and that the sales were expected to resume after it switches to other supplier in Thailand and China.
The fast food giant has also stopped selling McSpicy chicken fillets, chicken and green salad, fresh corn soups and iced lemon tea at its outlets in Hong Kong. The recent move has been taken after the food safety regulator of Hong Kong suspended the operations of Shanghai Husi.
Shanghai Husi is a China-based outlet and is a unit of the US based food supplier OSI Group. Some of its other customers in China include KFC and coffee chain Starbucks.
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