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McDonald’s Japan Switches Chicken Sourcing to Thailand

25 July 2014

JAPAN - McDonald’s Co. (Japan) said that it has halted sales of all products containing chicken meat from China and switched sourcing completely to Thailand.

According to The Japan Times, the fast-food giant’s Japan business had already stopped selling items made with meat sourced from Shanghai Husi Food Co., a China-based supplier that was recently shut down over food safety concerns.

Shanghai Husi had supplied about 20 per cent of the burger chain’s Chicken McNuggets.

“We made this decision in view of the growing concern over McDonald’s chicken products made in China,” McDonald’s Japan Chief Executive Sarah Casanova said in a statement.

The company said some stores could sell out of chicken-based items depending on the level of available inventory.

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