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Chicken McRegrets - Tainted meat off Hong Kong McDonald's menus

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By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

July 25, 2014 | 2 min read

Fast food brand McDonald's has temporarily removed Chicken McNuggets from sale in Hong Kong after it emerged they came from a Chinese food factory that used rotten meat in its products.

Huso foods supplied KFC, McDonalds and Pizza Hut

Pork and chicken were imported from Shanghai Husi Food, which was exposed on Chinese TV on Sunday for its malpractice resulting in the arrest of five employees.

Also removed from menus was McSpicy chicken filets, chicken salads, fresh corn cups and iced lemon tea which also came from Husi.

McDonald's said that it had imported products from Shanghai Husi between July last year to June this year and that no food items from the Shanghai supplier remain in stock.

The American-fast food giant told Reuters: “We reiterate that until today, all the food sold at McDonald's restaurants conforms to the food safety standard under Hong Kong legal regulations."

This comes after McDonald's also removed chicken products from its 500 Japanese stores earlier this week after it emerged that around 20 per cent of the nation’s nuggets came from the shamed factory.

McDonalds is expected to switch to other suppliers in China and Thailand.

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