Shanghai restaurants must source menu items
Five restaurant chains in Shanghai — Yum! Brands, McDonald’s, Dicos, Burger King and Carl’s Jr — have begun posting information about their food suppliers on their websites, a new requirement by the city.
The five were all involved in a food scandal that exposed Shanghai Husi Food Co for using expired meat and forging production dates.
Since the scandal, the
five enterprises have suspended using Shanghai Husi as a source.
Gu Zhenhua, a food safety expert and vice-president of the Shanghai Municipal Food and Drug Administration, said chain restaurants are obligated to disclose information on their suppliers.
“Consumers are paying based on their trust in the brands. And brands need to make their foods traceable,” said Gu. (Photo 1)