Queasy Reading: Shanghai Gov’t Shuts Down McDonald’s, KFC Meat Supplier

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo, cars drive past the McDonald's Golden Arches logo at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich is photographed at a McDonald’s restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. in this 2014 file photo. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Russell Flannery, FORBES

 

(Forbes.com)—The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration last night reportedly shut down a factory that supplies meat to McDonald’s and KFC after a television station said it used out-of-date chicken.

An undercover reporter posing as a worker at a local arm of U.S.-based supplier OSI filmed colleagues combining expired meat with fresh cuts and then lying to McDonald’s inspectors, the government-published Shanghai Daily reported today.

 

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