Shanghai fast food chain supplier stands trial over meat scandal

Shanghai fast food chain supplier stands trial over meat scandal

Photo document of Husi Food Company in Shanghai. (Xinhua)

Shanghai (ANTARA News) - Ten defendants representing the Shanghai and Hebei branches of Husi Food Co., a former supplier to McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut, stood trial on charges of producing and selling shoddy products, a court in Shanghai said after a two-day hearing.

On Sept. 30, the ten people as well as the two companies, were prosecuted in Shanghais Jiading District.

The food scandal was first exposed after a local TV station reported in July of 2014 that Shanghai Husi had supplied products tainted with reprocessed, expired meat to a string of fast food chains and restaurants across China.

Six senior executives were arrested after the company was investigated, and the group has stopped all operations at Shanghai Husi, Xinhua reported.

Husi is a subsidiary of the U.S.-based global food processor OSI Group, which claimed in July the company had lost nearly 6 billion yuan (about 970 million U.S. dollars) following the scandal.

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