US-based food supplier OSI may withdraw from the market in China after its Shanghai arm Husi Food supplied expired meat to fast food chains, including McDonald’s and KFC.
McDonald’s China confirmed its new list of five meat suppliers, consisting of McKey, Cargill, Hormel, Trident and Sunner, reports Shanghai’s China Business News.
Even though executives at OSI tried to save the company’s business in China, OSI’s partners have refused to take a risk by continuing the partnership.
Burger King, KFC and 7-Eleven have also terminated their business with OSI.
OSI, which was founded in 1909, is the designated global supplier for top fast-food chain restaurants, including McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut.
It spent over two decades and US$750 million to build its business in China, which has collapsed after the expired meat scandal.