China reg­u­la­tors fine OSI over meat scan­dal

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Shang­hai reg­u­la­tors have fined fast-food chain sup­plier Shang­hai Husi Food Co and its US par­ent OSI Group more than $3.6 mil­lion for mak­ing and sell­ing sub-stan­dard prod­ucts in a meat scan­dal two years ago.

The Shang­hai Daily said Husi had been fined an ad­di­tional 16.98 mil­lion yuan by the Jiad­ing district's Mar­ket Su­per­vi­sion and Man­age­ment Bureau. It also had its food pro­duc­tion li­cense re­voked and food prod­ucts and il­le­gal prof­its con­fis­cated, the news­pa­per said.

Husi and those in­volved in the case would be black­listed, ef­fec­tively ban­ning them from oper­at­ing for five years, it quoted au­thor­i­ties as say­ing.

China has been try­ing to clean up its rep­u­ta­tion for food safety scan­dals, which range from re­cy­cled “gut­ter oil” and smug­gled frozen meat years be­yond its ex­piry date to crops tainted with heavy me­tals. Se­nior Chi­nese lead­ers have said food safety in the coun­try re­mained “grim”.

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