U.S. meat supplier OSI Group LLC [OSIGP.UL] is withdrawing products made in a Shanghai factory from undisclosed outlets in the wake of a food safety scare last month that hit fast food chains McDonald’s and Yum Brands Inc’s KFC.
“While there have been no reported illnesses linked to any Shanghai Husi products, recovering this production is an important step in facilitating the investigations and rebuilding the respect and trust of our customers, the government and the people of China,” OSI said in a statement late on Thursday.
OSI didn’t say how much of Shanghai Husi Food Co’s production would be withdrawn, nor from which outlets. OSI was not immediately available for comment beyond its published statement, and the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration regulator did not respond to requests for comment.
The scare was triggered by an undercover Chinese television report that showed workers at OSI’s Shanghai Husi factory using expired meat and doctored food production dates. The factory was a supplier to McDonald’s and Yum Brands, which have since said that the Husi scandal will have a material impact on earnings.