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McDonald’s supplier fined for pollution in China

A Chinese joint venture of US-based J.R. Simplot, which supplies frozen french fries to McDonald’s, was fined CNY3.92 million (USD632,370) on Wednesday by the Beijing city government for water pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

The Beijing government found the venture had been discharging contaminated waste water that exceeded stipulated levels, according to Xinhua.

Xinhua said the business was a joint venture between Simplot, a unit of McDonald’s, and a local firm. Reuters could not independently verify the relationship.

(Source: CNBC)