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Six arrested from OSI unit in food scandal

SHANGHAI: Chinese authorities have formally arrested six employees from a unit of US food supplier OSI Group, the parent company and the government said, over a scandal involving expired meat sold to fast food giants.


Palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Aug 21 Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Thursday.


McDonald's says China food scandal hurting regional results

NEW YORK: McDonald's Corp said its business has been hurt by China's latest food scare that forced restaurants in the region to temporarily pull meat items from menus.


Insight - In China food testing, safety inspectors are often one step behind

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.

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McDonald's Japan halts sales, imports of chicken from China after scandal

TOKYO, July 25, 2014 (AFP) - McDonald's said Friday that all of its Japanese restaurants had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in the wake of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants.

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Over 1,000 ill as Japan tainted food scandal widens

TOKYO (AFP) - More than 1,000 people have fallen ill after eating pesticide-contaminated frozen food as a scandal widens across Japan, Jiji Press reported Wednesday.


Total and CEO acquitted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal

PARIS (Reuters) - French oil giant Total and its chief executive were acquitted on Monday in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal under Saddam Hussein's rule in Iraq.


Pork found in halal-marked salami: Swedish agency

STOCKHOLM: Pork meat from Slovenia has been found in halal-marked salami sold in Sweden, the Swedish National Food Agency said Wednesday.


Horsemeat blame game ricochets across Europe

CASTELNAUDARY, France/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Accusations, denials and threats to sue reverberated round Europe on Friday as meat traders, food processors, retailers and governments all rejected blame for horsemeat found in ever more beef dishes across the continent.


EU approves DNA tests in wake of horsemeat scandal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments have approved an EU-wide programme of DNA tests on beef products to assess the scale of a food scandal involving mislabelled horsemeat, the bloc's executive said on Friday.