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China arrests six over expired meat sold to fast food giants

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Surely there is a lesson for Japan here.

It seems that McDonald's has severed its relationship with OSI only in China. It is an American company. Why not sever realtions with OSI in the U.S. and everywhere else?

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See Japan? That's how to deal with food fraud. Actually arrest people and hold them accountable.

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Why it take too long to arrest its almost a month why not held accountable the big bossses of this company why its only the employee i smell fishy here

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OSI has taken a hit in America as well And deservedly so.

Only 6 were arrested? There has to more involved. There must be transparency on anything food and drugs related. The affects are just too grave.

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Why arrest the employees they are only hired to do a job. Why not go after the owners of these companies the employees go to jail and the owners buy there way out!

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I heard about dodgy chicken but why were Big Macs affected? That really does bother me!

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U.S. food supplier OSI Group

... isn't it odd how when people thought this was a Chinese company there were dozens of comments complaining how China is so awful, but now that it emerges that it was a U.S. company there's a ton of silence.

I did comment at the time that what they were doing is actually standard practice across most of the world. Taking back, washing down and recycling "expired" chicken is pretty standard. I don't like it, but there's no reason to turn it into a "China is evil" issue.

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Frungy: I did comment at the time that what they were doing is actually standard practice across most of the world. Taking back, washing down and recycling "expired" chicken is pretty standard.

Yeah, with bleach.

China should impose death penalty for gutter oil. That sounds worse than expired chicken. All those people eating brake lining dust with their stir fry.

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This happens in China because of China. That is all.

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Chinese supermarket chain Food Lion in San Jose several years ago busted for same thing, washing old chicken in chlorinated water and selling past date. Probably lots of companies do that not just Chinese.

I guess if the chicken was good and only problem that just a few days past date they wouldn't have to bleach it.

Or slather spice mix on old meat and sell as premium.

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One thing is for sure, China moves very quickly when it come to their justice system. They don't care who you are. Great deterrent!

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The whole debacle reminds me of the Snow Brand scandal here in Japan, when more than a thousand people were sickened by expired dairy products. To this day I still refuse to buy anything made by 雪印. (Try bringing it up with your japanese friends, see their response!)

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It seems that McDonald's has severed its relationship with OSI only in China. It is an American company. Why not sever realtions with OSI in the U.S. and everywhere else?

"OSI in China" was the Shanghai Husi Food Co. The six officials from that company who were arrested were apparently the ones who encouraged the illegal and unsanitary activities. While I'm sure McDonalds is taking a closer look at OSI's operations elsewhere, there's no reason to sever business with the entire corporation if only one company is the perpetrator.

Why it take too long to arrest its almost a month why not held accountable the big bossses of this company why its only the employee i smell fishy here

Why arrest the employees they are only hired to do a job. Why not go after the owners of these companies the employees go to jail and the owners buy there way out!

The six arrested have been in detention since shortly after the incident. The only difference between now and then is that now they are actually charged with crimes. As the article clearly says, the six who were arrested were officials of the subsidiary that committed the crimes and not just some random employees.

Authorities have previously announced the detention by police of six officials of Shanghai Husi Food Co, a subsidiary of OSI which operated a factory shut down by the city in July for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product.

“OSI Group confirms that 6 employees of Shanghai Husi have now been arrested following detention by authorities,” the company said in a statement provided to media.

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Tessa, this article is about China, but anyway, Japanese people get arrested too. Remember Meat Hope? They put that guy behind bars. You can look up other cases too, if you can read Japanese.

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