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Five arrested in Shanghai food factory probe

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Five people from the Shanghai Husi Food Co. factory have reportedly been detained, following a scandal involving expired meat and the deception of inspectors.

AAP reports that a quality manager at the factory, which is owned by OSI Group, was detained, though nobody has been named. The factory was shut on Sunday.

According to the Xinhua news agency, police suspect the illegal production at the factory was “organised”. Among the charges exposed by a Shanghai news program was that expired meat was being mixed with fresh meat.

OSI supplies to Yum Brands (which owns KFC and Pizza Hut) and McDonald’s. It operates five production lines, employs 500 people and was established in 1996.

McDonald’s Japan has confirmed that it sourced a fifth of its McNuggets from the factory. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that "any food imports that were processed by the company in question."

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