It seems McDonald’s and KFC aren’t the only ones tainted by the expired meat scandal. Starbucks pulled sandwiches from its shelves after discovering that several China branches also carried products from Shanghai Husi Food Co, a Shanghai supplier shuttered for selling expired meat and re-using meat that had fallen on the factory floor. SCMP reports:
The Seattle-based cafe chain said it had removed a chicken and apple panini from its shelves in Shanghai after sourcing meat from the Shanghai Husi Food Company, amid reports of food safety violations there.
Mainland fast-food chain Dicos yesterday said it had taken breakfast sandwiches off its menu because its ham had been sourced from the meat processing company.
A statement released by Starbucks said: “Our review has identified one product, the ‘Chicken Apple Sauce Panini’, sourced from one of our suppliers, that uses chicken provided by Shanghai Husi.” The sandwich was sold in 13 different provinces and major cities.
Swedish retailer Ikea also said it had bought chicken meat for its mainland branches from the factory between September 2012 and August last year, adding that it was “highly concerned about the ingredient quality issue.