Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

McDonald's Japan halts sales imports of chicken from China after scandal  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 25/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) KYO: McDonald's said Friday that all of its Japanese restaurants had stopped selling products made with chicken from China in the wake of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants.More than 3000 restaurants across Japan had also halted imports of chicken products from the country the chain said adding that it had switched to distributors in Thailand 'to address the concerns of our customers."'We made this decision in view of the growing concern over McDonald's chicken products made in China" the Japanese unit's chief executive Sarah Casanova said in a statement.McDonald's Japan unit said the move would affect eight dishes including Chicken McNuggets and Chicken Fillet-O.The announcement marks a significant widening of the scandal after Japan's giant Family Mart convenience store chain and McDonald's restaurants in the country this week stopped selling chicken nuggets sourced from a scandal-hit plant near Shanghai.On Wednesday Chinese police detained five people from the unit of US food supplier OSI Group in a case involving expired meat sold to fast food giants including McDonald's and KFC.Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems following an investigative report by a local television station.The case has sparked calls for stronger regulation in a country which has seen repeated scandals over food and product safety.The Shanghai factory's customers in China included McDonald's KFC Pizza Hut coffee chain Starbucks Burger King 7-Eleven convenience stores and Papa John's Pizza according to the companies.US burger chain Carl's Jr. also used its products Chinese media said.Sheldon Lavin chairman and chief executive officer of OSI apologized and said what happened at the factory was 'completely unacceptable."'It was terribly wrong and I am appalled that it ever happened in the company that I own" he said adding authorities have inspected the company's other facilities in China and had not found any issues.His comments appeared in a statement posted on the company's China website dated Thursday.This week the Japanese government said it was banning 'any food imports that were processed by the company in question."Periodic food safety scandals in China are never far from Japanese shoppers' minds given the countries' vast trading and business links.In 2008 10 people in Japan suffered pesticide poisoning after eating dumplings imported from China and earlier this year a Chinese factory worker was jailed for life for the crime.In its last fiscal year McDonald's Japan bought about 38 percent of its chicken products from China with the rest imported from Thailand a company spokeswoman told AFP.'All of our chicken meals are now being made with poultry from Thailand" she said Friday.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 20 2014 - Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey pass 45000-markArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SURUC Turkey: Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capitalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SANAA: Yemen's state-run television building caught fire after a three-day mortar attack by Shiite rebels who are protesting against the government residents and a TV employee ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Jubail airport handles first civilian flightArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The first civilian aircraft landed at Jubail airport on Thursday morning marking its transformation from a purely military facility.The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Four held for stealing money carsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Jubail police have arrested four young men who stole money from a company's safe and four vehicles from a car rental firm. They used the cars for drifting.Col. Ziad Al-Ruqaiti ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Factories ignore safety rulesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Many factories and workshops in the Kingdom do not abide by safety and security standards to protect their buildings against fires. Such factories also do not maintain their air ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Preparations for pilgrims in Madinah completeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Madinah Mayor Khaled Taher said that the municipality's preparations for this year's Haj have been completed as scheduled. The municipality's action plan aims at offering ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- 1000 Mozambicans to arrive next weekArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Some 1000 pilgrims from Mozambique will arrive in Jeddah for this year's Haj in three separate groups according to Mozambican Ambassador Cesar Gouveia.'I'll be traveling to ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Security agencies ready for any situation during HajArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Security and government agencies responsible for pilgrims' welfare during Haj are fully equipped to tackle any disaster including a helicopter ambulance and doctors linked with ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Saudi- Women investors beat men in stock marketArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The number of Saudi women investors in the stock market has grown by 5 percent while men investors increased by 2 percent over the first half of this year.There are now 892900 ...

 Sep 20 2014 - With 4.2m links 47m clips IS rules cyberspaceArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A 44-page search result by the search engine Google has revealed 4.2 million links and counting of Arabic websites newspapers and social networking sites in reference to ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help