China Regulators Probe OSI Over Meat Scandal


Two government bodies in Shanghai have launched a joint investigation into the food safety scandal in China centered around U.S.-based meat supplier OSI Group, the company said on Tuesday.

OSI Group, based inAurora, Illinois, said in a statement it was cooperating with the probe by the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce and the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration.

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An undercover local Chinese television report on July 20 showed workers at Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of OSI Group, using expired meat and doctoring food production dates. Regulators immediately closed the factory, which supplied food to McDonald's Corp and other companies. (Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)