HONG KONG — McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.
The fast food chain said late Thursday that it “suspended relevant food ingredients” at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food Co.
Chinese authorities detained five Husi employees after a TV station reported last weekend that the company repackaged and sold meat past its use-by date. Investigators have seized hundreds of tons of material but haven’t yet confirmed finding expired meat.
McDonald’s in Hong Kong said it stopped serving nuggets and McSpicy chicken filet burgers, which were made with meat from a Husi factory in Hebei province, not the Shanghai factory at the center of the initial allegations against the company.