China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King, McNuggets in Japan

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), Burger King (NYSE:BKW) and others, as well as McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) products as far away as Japan.

SBUX says some of its cafes previously sold products containing chicken originally sourced from a firm that was shut down Sunday by local regulators for using expired meat and picking up meat from the floor to add to the mix.

BKW and Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) say they have stopped using food products supplied by the closed firm.

McDonald’s and KFC parent Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) apologized yesterday to Chinese customers after discovering the firm supplied expired meat to the two chains.