It’s widely reported today that five people have been detained in the latest food scandal in China, including the BBC.
Allegedly, a Shanghai-based meat plant, Husi Food, has been re-processing expired meat.
This company is a unit of a US-based food supplier, the OSI Group whose strapline is ‘A Word of Food Solutions’. Both McDonalds and KFC have been quick to issue statements that they’ve stopped using meat from Shanghai Husi Food.
As with the 2013 horsemeat scandal in Europe, this food scandal looks set to spread to other countries. Two Japanese companies have been affected already.
The complexity of our global food supply network means it’s difficult if not impossible to control where contaminated or adulterated products go.