US meat supplier in China withdraws products from market as it investigates plant managers

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S.-based company at the centre of a food scandal in China says it is pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.

OSI Group was thrust into the spotlight last week when a Chinese TV station reported that the Shanghai plant had repackaged old beef and chicken and put new expiration dates on them.

OSI owns the unit, which supplies meat for some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s restaurants.

OSI, a privately held company, said in a statement published on its Chinese website late Saturday that it was conducting an investigation into the actions of current and former managers and had brought a new management team to China.