Sunday, November 9, 2014

McDonalds Japan chicken scare

McDonalds Japan chicken scare

McDonalds Japan recently suffered a scandal involving chicken used in their products that were processed in China.  Health concerns arose when it was discovered chicken meat processed was past the expiration date.  The scandal caused many Japanese to avoid McDonalds in Japan causing the company’s stock to plummet.

McDonalds Japan to recover from this scandal stopped purchasing chicken from China.  They also list on their website the various nations their food is imported from.  It courious to note from their listing food is still being imported from China.  Although not chicken or beef, however food from China is identified in some of the products on their menu.  Such as:

Red beans used in Anko pie
Onions used in Mushroom Risotto Balls
Mushrooms used in Mushroom Risotto Balls
Apples used in Apple Pie.

There is a Chinese proverb: “Lie down with dogs and you wake up with fleas.” 
Update that to: “Use food from China and you wake up with fleas.”

McDonalds USA does not list the source of foods on their menu.  However in an email McDonalds USA stated, “McDonald's USA does not purchase any chicken or beef from China.” 

McDonalds Japan website translated into English:

McDonalds Japan website in Japanese:

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