McD's and Yum Brands in floor meat foul-up
July 21st, 2014
03:00 PM ET
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A new food scandal has erupted in China, threatening to tarnish the reputations of McDonald's and Yum Brands.

An American-owned meat factory operating in China has been accused of selling out-of-date and tainted meat to clients including McDonald's and Yum Brands, which owns the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut chains.

Dragon TV reported that workers at the food plant were processing expired meat and food that had fallen on the floor, illustrating China's continuing struggle to meet international food standards.

McDonald's and Yum Brands say they have stopped buying meat from the processing plant, Shanghai HUSI Food, which is a subsidiary of Illinois-based OSI Group.

Shares in Yum Brands were down by about 3.5% Monday. McDonald's stock was also edging down by nearly 1%.

Read - China food scandal hits McDonald's, KFC

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  1. chinaman

    According to the worker, the order to use the tainted food is from the very top management and have been for a long time.
    Maybe it is the American strategy to kill the chinamen in this way
    Are those American business men feel comfortable to make huge profit by killing those innocent Chinese?

    July 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm |
  2. Kiazi Emmet

    I hate to have to be the one to break it to you all, but if you're eating at McDonald's (or other 'fast-food outlets'), you're already eating nightmarish crap, even without the scandals. This is bloody, low, brutal, filthy 'food' in the best of times. If you don't want to eat gristle and stool, stay away from KFC and McDonald's.

    July 22, 2014 at 6:29 am |
    • Carn E. Vore


      July 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm |
  3. lmfao

    Another U.S. corporation profiting from treating consumers like garbage, surprise, surprise.

    July 22, 2014 at 2:46 am |
  4. Ruby

    McD's and KFC are well known for its rabbish quality control. What more do you expect from the junk food? Anyway it's designed to attract those low income customers and youth. And they added many addictive 'ingredients' into the food which makes ppl unable to quit. You can see them as the drug or cigarette in food industry which create this gigantic obesity world.

    July 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm |
  5. xlasvegan

    OSI also packs for Sysco

    July 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm |
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