McDonald's takes Chinese chicken off the menu in Japan


McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) says it will stop selling all chicken products produced in China to its Japan outlets and stop selling chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after reports earlier this week that a Chinese food supplier may have shipped expired meat.

In Japan, MCD will import all its chicken products from Thailand, which already was supplying 62% of MCD Japan's chicken product imports, with China supplying the remainder.

The food safety scare in China also has ensnared KFC parent Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM), which has required all its KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants to seal up and stop using all meat materials supplied by the Chinese Husi factory.

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