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OSI Group says 6 employees arrested in Chinese meat safety scandal

August 29, 2014
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OSI Group has issued a statement confirming that 6 employees of Shanghai Husi have now been arrested following detention by authorities.

“OSI Group will continue to cooperate fully and in good faith with the authorities. We support the government’s consistent application of the country’s food quality and safety laws,” the company added.

The problems at Shanghai Husi, a unit of OSI Group LLC, began when undercover footage showed workers at the facility using frozen, expired meat in its products, as well as workers re-using meat that had fallen onto the floor. The products were being produced for a variety of Asian fast-food outlets, including McDonald’s, Yum! Brands restaurants and Burger King. Several customers immediately issued statements that they would no longer use Shanghai Husi as a supplier.

OSI said last month it would integrate its China management more tightly into its global system, bring in some of its most experienced managers, and set up a food safety promotion center, reports Forbes.

“We know that we have let down our customers, the government and the public of China,” OSI Chairman Sheldon Lavin said in a statement.  

Source: OSI Group LLC, Forbes

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