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McDonald's cuts all ties with Shanghai factory
Publication Date : 29-07-2014
As a result, McDonald's outlets in many cities were short of major products and were left with only beverages and snacks
Fast-food giant McDonald's announced on Monday that it had stopped purchases from all Husi food factories in China after the company was found using expired and substandard meat.
Last week, McDonald's had announced it would source products from Husi's newly-established Henan factory after the scandal was uncovered.
"We have noticed the public is worried about us using products from Husi. After hearing the customers' voice, we decided to suspend sourcing from Husi China (and all its joint ventures) starting from last Friday," McDonald's said in a statement on its website.
As a result, McDonald's outlets in many cities were short of major products and were left with only beverages and snacks.
Employees at a McDonald's on the North Third Ring Road in Beijing told China Daily that customer volume had decreased sharply.
"We are leveraging our network of suppliers to resume our full menu of offerings," said Regina Hui, director of communications for McDonald's China.