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McDonald’s launches food safety checks at all outlets in China

A McDonald’s restaurant in Beijing was closed for business on Friday and its other outlets across the country put under strict scrutiny for food safety loopholes as ordered by China’s food watchdog after state TV exposed dirty tricks at the Beijing outlet.

McDonald’s was among a number of companies, including Carrefour and China Telecom, whose food and management irregularities were highlighted on a China Central Television program on Thursday, China’s Consumer Rights Day.

The McDonald’s Sanlitun outlet in the Chinese capital sold chicken wings 90 minutes after they were cooked, in contravention of the company’s 30-minute rule, according to footage broadcast by CCTV. Store staffs were also seen changing expiry dates and picking up raw beef that had fallen on the ground and putting it back in its pack.

(Source: Shanghai Daily )