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OSI Chinese Units and Ten Employees Go On Trial in Shanghai Over Expired Meat

Two China units and ten employees of the Aurora, IL-based OSI Group have gone on trial in Shanghai over food safety violations that could result in fines, jail sentences or both. Chinese prosecutors brought charges of producing and selling sub-standard food products against the two units and ten employees in September. They stem from a… Continue Reading

Chinese Authorities Seize More Than 100,000 Tons of 40-Year-Old Frozen Meat

Authorities in China have seized more than 100,000 tons of smuggled meat being sold across the country, some of which was frozen and dated back to the 1970s, according to a report in the state-run China Daily. The seizures were part of a nationwide crackdown on a smuggling ring in possession of at least $483 million… Continue Reading

Subway Investigating Reports of Doctored Expiration Dates in China

Chinese media are reporting that workers at a Subway sub-sandwich fast-food chain outlet in Beijing were doctoring expiration labels and serving meat and vegetables beyond their expiration date. Subway officials stated on Monday that they were investigating the claims, according to Reuters. Subway is just the latest in a recent string of fast-food chains with… Continue Reading

Six Arrested in Chinese Scandal Over Expired Meat

Chinese authorities in Shanghai have arrested six officials and employees from a subsidiary of the U.S. food supplier OSI Group in connection with the scandal involving expired meat served at a number of Western food chain franchises in China, according to Channel News Asia. The six, who were arrested this past Friday, work for Shanghai… Continue Reading

Sales of Expired Meat in China May Have Started Some Time Ago

Expired meat was probably being sold to McDonald’s and KFC restaurants in China for at least a year before the practice was caught for a report aired by Dragon TV. A former quality-control officer for Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd., an affiliate of the Aurora, IL-based OSI Group, sued the company last year for allegedly… Continue Reading