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McDonald’s to monitor China meat suppliers more closely

September 3, 2014
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In the wake of a food safety scandal affecting one of its Chinese meat suppliers, McDonald’s says that it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely. According to the Portland Press Herald, the company will increase audits and video monitoring of its suppliers and send more employees to meat production facilities to ensure its food is prepared safety. It also named a new food safety officer and created a hotline where employees can report poor food safety practices.

The changes are the result of an undercover video showing employees at Shanghai Husi using expired meat in its products. McDonald’s stopped using the Shanghai plant and many restaurants were unable to provide some products, including Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets. McDonald’s reported a 7.3 percent drop in July sales at its restaurants in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Source: Portland Press Herald

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