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  • Jul 31, 2014
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China Food Scandals

A crisis in confidence in China's food industry emerged after melamine was found in domestically produced baby formula in 2008. The scandal sickened 300,000 babies and resulted in six premature deaths. Other stories of fake eggs, diseased pork, recycled oil, mislabelled meat and more have only led to more calls for industry reform.

Expired dough used in Nanjing branch of US-based restaurant Papa John's Pizza

A Nanjing branch of the popular US-based fast-food restaurant Papa John's Pizza has been found to have used expired dough.

Thursday, 31 July, 2014, 4:27am

Shanghai Husi rotten-meat scandal blows the lid on a huge problem for China's food processing industry

When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi earlier this summer, the production line appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.

31 Jul 2014 - 4:27am

McDonald’s misled Hong Kong food safety authority about rotten meat, says official

Food safety authorities in Hong Kong say they were misled by McDonald’s Hong Kong during its investigation last week into whether rotten meat from a factory in Shanghai was sold to Hongkongers.

28 Jul 2014 - 7:20pm 6 comments

Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

A United States-based meat supplier whose Shanghai subsidiary is at the centre of a food safety scandal has promised sweeping changes to its management structure.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:55pm 2 comments

McDonald’s Hong Kong to face probe over meat imports from rotten food plant

An official probe is under way into the McDonald's "rotten meat" scandal, focusing on whether the fast-food giant knowingly sold potentially tainted food to the Hong Kong public over a four-day period this week.

26 Jul 2014 - 2:59am 10 comments

McDonald’s Hong Kong pulls chicken nuggets over supplies from rotten food plant

Food safety authorities on Friday said they would investigate McDonald’s Hong Kong’s failure to disclose its imports of meat products from a mainland factory at the centre of a rotten meat scandal.

25 Jul 2014 - 11:41pm 50 comments

Food safety must be a priority for government and companies

Food safety remains an abiding concern on the mainland. With lax regulation and quality control stretched by growth in consumption, it was a question of when, not if, the country's image would be tarnished by another scandal.

24 Jul 2014 - 9:43am

Health officials meet with fastfood chain over supply of 'rotten meat' to Hong Kong

The city’s food safety officials have scheduled an urgent meeting with a fastfood restaurant chain on Wednesday evening to follow up on the “rotten meat” scandal involving a Shanghai processing factory.

24 Jul 2014 - 7:49am 7 comments

Five Husi bosses quizzed by police over 'rotten meat' scandal, as 1,250 tonnes of food seized

Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns and 7-Eleven, that bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 3:59pm 19 comments

Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

Starbucks has become the latest international chain to withdraw products from its shelves in the wake of the rotten meat scandal that has shaken China's fast food industry.

22 Jul 2014 - 8:35pm 58 comments