SHANGHAI: Ten employees of a US company which supplied foreign fast food outlets in China have been tried over a substandard meat scandal, a court official said.
A court in Shanghai’s Jiading district held a two-day trial earlier this week, said the official yesterday, who declined to be named.
Employees of Illinois-based OSI Group subsidiary Shanghai Husi Food are accused of mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product at a factory shut down by authorities in 2014.
The firm’s customers in China previously included global fast food chains.
The court also tried employees of another OSI unit in the northern province of Hebei on the same charges of producing and selling inferior products, according to prosecutors.
The court named the accused but did not give their company positions.
Media reports say they include both Shanghai Husi’s general manager and the head of the factory in the city.
All the names appeared to be ethnically Chinese but it was not clear whether any might be foreign nationals.
The verdict will be given at a later date. — AFP
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