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U.S. food firm apologizes for China 'bad meat' scandal

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Chinese state media have taken aim at foreign companies, sparking calls for stronger regulation in a country which has seen repeated problems with food and product safety.

Sheldon Lavin, chairman and chief executive officer of OSI, said ......“What happened at Husi Shanghai is completely unacceptable,” Lavin said, referring to China unit Shanghai Husi Food Co

WHY - with so many other places to set up factories - do corporations outsource the work to CHINA???................. It has repeatedly proven o be a most unreliable host country for manufacturing !!! Honestlty. . . They deserve what they get.

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Lesson to be learned; never source food products from china.

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WHY - with so many other places to set up factories - do corporations outsource the work to CHINA???.................

Because in this case most of the food produced at this plant was sold in China and other parts of Asia.

Chinese state media have taken aim at foreign companies, sparking calls for stronger regulation in a country which has seen repeated problems with food and product safety

Is China also looking at how it was the Shanghai Hsui got advance warning of inspections by government inpectors? It sounds like government corruption in China also played a part in this story.

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Clear the fault lies with China and it's corruption problem.

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WHY - with so many other places to set up factories - do corporations outsource the work to CHINA???

Because consumers demand that prices be cheaper, cheaper and cheaper, and China manufactures for cheap, cheap, cheap.

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It's called cheap labor and higher profits, semperfi.

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You have to be naive to think in this day and age that only cheap Walmart products are made in China. Just about everything you find to be cheap or a good bargain has "made in china" on it. Just because food from McDonalds doesn't have a tag, doesn't make it an exception.

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Somebody once said, don't eat any thing that's is in boxes or cans.......

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Why do so many people blame China when the company involved is American?

Surely companies the size of MacDonald's check the quality of what they buy and know what they are getting? I bit of old meat sounds quite good compared to pink slime.

A basic truth about much of the food industry is that employees are usually paid badly. There are also often penalised for what is seen as waste. If they drop something on the floor, they pick it up and use it. If they throw it away, they may be made to pay for it with the cost being subtracted from their wages.

The fault lies with chains that are willing to pay for advertising and location, but not willing to pay for quality ingredients.

Customers of such chains should realise this.

Many people, especially Japanese, trust their own countries products, yet there have been plenty of food scandals here, too. However, I would like to make the point that there is money to be made changing the national branding of a product. A Japanese, American or other country's name on a shop does not mean the products sold come from that country.

Personally, I avoid these chains for food products although I may have a cup of coffee in a chain. I do not eat chain store hamburgers or convenience store bentos. I do not even buy meat that has been minced in supermarkets, only meat that looks like a piece of meat.

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Silly companies in the US just to save a buck now they are trying to save their face! Cheap cheap cheap now you reap what you sew

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