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Two-Thirds Of Chinese Consumers No Longer Trust Western Fast-Food As "Meat Scandal" Spreads Across Asia

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As if the Chinese meat scandal was not a big enough concern for Western fast-food firms, The WSJ reports that the crisis is spreading across Asia as Yum Brands and McDonalds sever links with US-owned Shanghai Husi Food Company, which is accused of selling expired beef and chicken, pulling supplies of chicken from restaurants in Japan. Perhaps even more worrisome for American fast-food companies who have expanded aggressively and over-hyped the growth opportunities in China, a second Sina survey started yesterday, featuring 25,000 respondents, found 77% believed the restaurant brands affected had been aware of Husi’s faulty practices, while 69% said they would no longer dine at the restaurants run by the Western companies.

As WSJ reports,

More companies are cutting ties to a U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier over worries that they may have served expired meat to their customers, as they moved to shore up their reputations in a market known for food-safety problems.


The issue, which on Monday prompted KFC owner Yum Brands and McDonald's China arm to drop the China-based food supplier, on Tuesday spread to Japan. McDonald's on Tuesday said its outlets there cut ties with Shanghai Husi Food Co., an arm of OSI Group Inc. of Aurora, Ill. Shanghai Husi has been accused in Chinese media reports of selling meat products beyond their shelf life.


McDonald's said it pulled chicken nuggets supplied by the company, affecting 10% of its Japanese stores, a move that will create a short-term nugget shortage until new orders arrive from a supplier in Thailand.


"In this case we do feel that we were a bit deceived relative to one of these plants," said McDonald's CEO Don Thompson, speaking on the company's earnings conference call on Tuesday.


McDonald's, which has more than 2,000 outlets in China, is working with Chinese authorities to investigate, a company spokeswoman said. "It appears from the initial news report that these alleged mis-practices have been hidden from McDonald's," she said.


OSI representatives in China didn't respond to requests for comment on Tuesday. On Monday the company said it believed the Chinese media reports depicted an isolated incident, but said it takes full responsibility and would act accordingly.


In China, Starbucks, Burger King, and the 7-Eleven convenience store chain and others on Tuesday also said they cut ties with Shanghai Husi.


Other food companies that have sourced their meat from Husi include the Swedish furniture retailer, Ikea, and the Chinese fast-food chain, Dicos.

But it appears the damage is done...

A Sina survey started yesterday, featuring 25,000 respondents, found 77% believed the restaurant brands affected had been aware of Husi’s faulty practices, while 69% said they would no longer dine at the restaurants run by the Western companies.




A crisis in confidence in China’s food industry emerged after melamine was found in domestically produced baby formula in 2008. That scandal left 300,000 babies sick and resulted in six premature deaths.


Other stories including fake eggs, diseased pork, recycled oil, mislabelled meat have only led to further calls for industry reform.


With new food scandals arising every few months on the mainland, Western fast-food brands are generally seen as being more trustworthy than local restaurants.


However, this trust may have been badly affected by this new scandal surrounding Husi.

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On the bright side, all these firms will have an alternate scapegoat for weak earnings other than the weather...


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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:15 | 4992966 Dr. Engali
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When I think of the McDonalds chain, I usually don't associate the word "food" with it.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:20 | 4993008 101 years and c...
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i blame the fed.  there are massive repercussions for printing money.  

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:23 | 4993030 BaBaBouy
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WOW, It Takes A LOT To Gross-OUT The Chinese, But They Did It!!!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24 | 4993039 RevRex
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So who will be the first to blame "the Jews"?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4993057 Tabarnaque
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How Fast Food Providers Beat Inflation - Add Wood Pulp To Burgers

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:31 | 4993083 BurningFuld
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The wood pulp would only improve those things.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:36 | 4993116 john39
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don't you worry ronald mcdonald... as long as americans have two dollars in their pockets, they will grovel to ingest your soylent brown/wood pulp/gmo goodness, because they know that obamacare will fix them all up when they get tumors growing out every orafice on their bodies...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:44 | 4993166 jbvtme
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sir...that rat (cat, frog, dog, lizard, beetle) is it organic?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:48 | 4993174 krispkritter
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At least here in America, we'll always have that healthy staple; hot dogs!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58 | 4993262 General Decline
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Beijing airport. Kenny Roger's Chicken. Creepy.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:03 | 4993293 TeamDepends
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Meanwhile in Obamastan (Michigan), jack-booted federales raid organic farm and force farmers to dump 248 gallons of whole milk and 1200 eggs.  For the children.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:50 | 4993630 slyhill
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fukin sickening

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:59 | 4993674 old naughty
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Fuk-u brought plutonium into the food chain and nowHu-si introduced sick meat?

Asia (Asians) is fuk-hu (same chinese character, meaning fortune or luck).

Fortune, luck ?

Fucked !

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:47 | 4993150 HamRove
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Mmmmm....woodpulp. *drool*

I order mine with extra woodpulp. 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:53 | 4993219 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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As an old carpenter, when I ingest wood pulp, I prefer oak sawdust.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:20 | 4993412 youngman
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Cutting fresh pine...I love that smell...better than a new car smell

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:51 | 4993204 deKevelioc
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When you write that, sport, you fan the flames of the issue.  You're not too bright; are you?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:51 | 4993214 Zorrohodge
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I think it was the guy that blamed Greenspan/Bernanke/Yellen for adopting inflationary policies, or it might have been the guy that blamed Strauss neo-conservative attitudes to freemarkets and liberal regulation.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:53 | 4993217 Zorrohodge
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I think it was the guy that blamed Greenspan/Bernanke/Yellen for adopting inflationary policies, or it might have been the guy that blamed Strauss neo-conservative attitudes to freemarkets and liberal regulation.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:52 | 4993220 Zorrohodge
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I think it was the guy that blamed Greenspan/Bernanke/Yellen for adopting inflationary policies, or it might have been the guy that blamed Strauss neo-conservative attitudes to freemarkets and liberal regulation.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:11 | 4993354 vulcanraven
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You, apparently

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:18 | 4993400 Renewable Life
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Obsess much??

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:54 | 4993648 The_Dude
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Bad actors beget more bad actors....

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:17 | 4993395 Renewable Life
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I wish Americans would do the same!!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:25 | 4993445 Groundhog Day
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billions and billions served......a heart attack, diabieties, high blood pressure, and lets not forget OBESITY

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:49 | 4993623 pods
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You know what you get when you eat too much?



Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:07 | 4993720 upWising
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It is said that Chinese diners will eat anything with four legs (except a table) and anything that flies (except an airplane).

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58 | 4993250 deKevelioc
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:20 | 4993013 Ignatius
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Capitalism and market economy logic, for all its benefits, says that if I can put a turd on a plate, charge $5 and convince you it's dinner, then that's just good business.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:38 | 4993127 Winston Churchill
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Do you want fries with it ?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:55 | 4993247 Colonel Klink
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Do you want flies with it?


Note:  Works on two levels. ;)

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:30 | 4993487 Miffed Microbio...
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I don't think flies would find McD " food" appetizing. Stick one outside next to one you made at home and do some time lapse photography. That crap Scares even the mold away.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:43 | 4993952 WillyGroper
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:20 | 4993019 BaBaBouy
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Oh Well, Back To Cat Chow...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4993051 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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Stay away from fast food.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:21 | 4993020 NoDebt
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I associate $8/hour jobs, plus HR guidance on how to apply for government assistance programs to supplement that "living wage".

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:28 | 4993070 Uncle Remus
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I don't think they are signatory to the Geneva Convention, so no worries.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:45 | 4993169 Ghordius
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China as signed and ratified three out of the five protocols of the Geneva Convention

in contrast, the US has signed four of them... but only ratified two

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:15 | 4992978 RiskyBidness
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Why dine anywhere other than the well valued Burrito stock that is CMG.  $650 stock price.  Can you say 68x Earinings.  BTFDATH

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:16 | 4992984 Magnum
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Well I've been in Hong Kong for the last three days and what's reported on ZH doesn't match the crowds I've seen at every McDonalds (and there are many here). Maybe the folks here didn't get the memo yet.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24 | 4993049 slightlyskeptical
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30% remainder stills means a whole bunch of Chinese.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:26 | 4993059 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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That or people simply don't care any longer. With the air pollution in China being what it is, it's easy to become jaded over such issues.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:30 | 4993078 Uncle Remus
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Air you can cut with a butter knife, food not so much.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:27 | 4993060 Dr. Engali
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What people say they are going to do, and what they actually do has always been two different things. How many millions of pounds of beef recalls have we seen here in the U.S? That hasn't stopped Joe sixpack from taking a big old bite of some sawdust infested pink slime.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:36 | 4993114 dobermangang
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It's Whopper Wednesday today.  I'm eating a Whopper.  Yum.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:36 | 4993122 FrankieGoesToHo...
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Every week I swear off McDonalds....

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:41 | 4993143 PoliticalRefuge...
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..MacDonalds is a happy place... a clean and happy place.. a snap snap snappy place..

my  how the times have changed.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:58 | 4993263 boattrash
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Seems nobody is seeing the upside. Food Prices in US will drop as our supermarkets are flooded with this crap.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:24 | 4993817 fallout11
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Our supermarkets are already flooded with this crap (from GMO-ed  frankenveggies to hormone-laced vat grown shmeat), shrinking package sizes, and prices are still up. "Real" food now costs x5 as much as 10 years ago.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:34 | 4993511 Blackfox
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When we had the horsemeat scandal in the UK, people said they was going to boycott all the big supermarkets. 2 weeks later everything was back to 'normal'.

The sheeple don't give a fuck.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:17 | 4992989 Hugh G Rection
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Dis no real Dog!!!


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:19 | 4992990 NoDebt
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So this CHINESE food processing company is AMERICAN-owned, huh?  Really?

I would LOVE to see who the actual owners are (no doubt cloaked behind a Delaware-incorporated shell company in the US and/or multiple shell companies worldwide).  I SERIOUSLY doubt there's a lot of round-eyes involved in this one.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:22 | 4993017 Ms. Erable
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Dunno the owners' real names, but Somethingstien and Whozitsberg are probably involved.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4993041 NoDebt
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I'm thinking more along the lines of Wong, Lo and Fuk.  As in Sum Ting Wong, We To Lo and Ho Li Fuk.

This is Chink-on-Chink violence going on here.  Guarantee it.

American companies can't just stroll into China and buy up a Chinese company.  Not without sanction from the Government a couple big bags full of money and some "technology transfer".

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:59 | 4993266 pods
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Probably kickbacks to ensure the products of this company don't get dropped down into the "animal food" part of the food chain and lose more $$.

Hell, fast food doesn't rot as it is.  Not sure why they are so pissed.

Not like they are putting gutter oil into pharmaceuticals?

Oh wait.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:18 | 4992995 pods
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So Chinese people will no longer eat "western" food that is supplied by a CHINESE supplier?



Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24 | 4993038 Ignatius
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Count on you to note the irony, pods!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:31 | 4993086 Uncle Remus
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U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:35 | 4993113 Ghordius
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pods, wait a moment. when McDonalds opens a "restaurant", it's done under the implied promise of having the same standards as everywhere else in the world

Asians still have some trust in Western labels. well, it's of course decreasing standards and decreasing trust. mix some politics to it...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:56 | 4993248 pods
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When dealing with China you cannot assume anything.
There is one cat buried under my deck that is proof of that.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:18 | 4993000 ebworthen
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Send in Ronald McDonald and Hamburgler!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:19 | 4993005 Ghordius
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this will just increase lobbying pressure on the Transatlantic Trade and Invesment Pact diplo-teams to allow more questionable food imports into the EU

I already see myself masked as a Scottish Highlander and throwing GMO-Food containers in the waters of Rotterdam harbour

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4993007 pathetic looser
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did any of them trust before that? what are ya'll crazy?  china has a few public health problems of their own.   check out ''GUTTER OIL'' - disgusting!!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:21 | 4993016 asscannon101
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Ask then if they would rather have their meat served with a side of Melamine, like Chinese companies did.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:23 | 4993027 firstdivision
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yes...cause the food that is grown in China is safe for consumption...if you like your metals heavy.  Also, all rice from Fukashima is safe for consumption, as well as all seafood from the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:24 | 4993028 CheapBastard
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Wasn't some young girl beaten to death at a McDonald's recently by a religious cult in China? McDs has some bad luck. Management needs tighter control and better security looks like at their stores.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:23 | 4993034 alexcojones
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China? This is the same country

that puts CRAP and toxins in their simplest export products?

Like drywall? Babby food? Cat food?


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:43 | 4993154 Winston Churchill
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Nah nah ,de nah  nah,defence.

Please get back in your playpen.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:25 | 4993050 Manipulism
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Fast food= Agenda 21

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:32 | 4993090 Ghordius
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oh, please. Agenda 21 is an international label for a purely internal American policy fight. it starts with the fact that it's just a bunch of reccomendations

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:54 | 4993231 pods
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Absolutely false.  Agenda 21 has fingerprints all over the world.  From high density planned communties in the US to large swaths of land protected by public-private parterships throughout the world to structuring international agreements.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:27 | 4993062 NoWayJose
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And the Chinese people trust 'Chinese owned restaurants' instead? Don't worry US consumer - the same fate awaits you at your own favorite 'Western owned restaurant' as food prices climb.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:27 | 4993065 Infinite QE
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Da Chinese be a waking up. Years back the top selling book there was Currency Wars, not the Rickards one but one like a Chinese version of Creature from Jekyl Island.

The fast food satanic entities got the Chinese believing that their products were a `luxury' as they were from the West. Kentucky Fried Chicken was selling for as much or more than in the USSA even though the salaries were a fraction.

Me thinks the jig is up.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:27 | 4993067 q99x2
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I won't dine at restaurants run by western companies either. And, I won't buy Chinese junk.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:31 | 4993084 GIABO
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I have been saying this for years. Whoever eats fast food deserves whatever they get... FUC fast food.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:32 | 4993091 americanspirit
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Wait till Chinese consumers find out that Coca Cola can dissolve Uranium (and other heavy metals) out of mine tailings.

Yum, indeed.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:45 | 4993170 edifice
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The concentrated syrup is great at disolving blood off of roadways.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:42 | 4994283 americanspirit
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State troopers in Texas carry Coke for just that purpose. Also great for cleaning up rat blood off a floor after the trap has done its work.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:35 | 4993112 youngman
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I would rather eat at a McDonalds in China than some street restaurant...some of the crap they eat is digusting...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:10 | 4993148 Uncle Remus
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Ah yes - "Howard Johnson's"*.


* street vendors, Bangkok, 1971

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:37 | 4993121 MFL8240
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Not only the food they distrust!

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:40 | 4993129 pupdog1
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This from the folks who put toxic industrial chemicals in kids' toys!

This from a culture where spitting in the corner is the national pasttime.

And they don't trust McYogaMatNuggets.

Ho Lee Fuk.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:43 | 4993155 gcjohns1971
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What did you expect company policy to be once the "ME" Generation took over?

This generation pioneered, "Live in the moment, let tomorrow be tomorrow."

So, at the moment it is always easier to cheat and run away with the loot.

And tomorrow?

When you do that kind of thing there is no tomorrow.

Did you think it would be any different when they took over government?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:43 | 4993161 edifice
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Meat? I thought it was soy products and sawdust. I guess they're not lovin' it.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:45 | 4993172 Madcow
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Cant' Obama sign an Executive Order to FORCE Chinese to eat McNuggets ? - not all the time but at least once / week. 

Either that or force pension funds to buy YUM. 


win win win win win 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:47 | 4993189 medium giraffe
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You deserve everything you get if you eat that filth.  I gave up eating McSoylent as a young'un. I always needed a shit about 20 min after eating it.  Something told me that wasn't a great sign....

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:48 | 4993192 Quinvarius
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At least it was actually meat.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:51 | 4993211 yogibear
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Good, I don't trust it either. Especially if it's from China.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:56 | 4993249 where_is the_nuke
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Don't eat this shit chicoms. You might turn into Americans.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:57 | 4993257 QQQBall
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Chinese don't follow 3 second rule? IF you drop it and pick it up w/in 3 seconds you can eat it.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:59 | 4993267 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You notice they never find these shenanigans going on with food suppliers for Chinese based resteraunts.

Maybe the Chinese are racists.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:01 | 4993281 Pumpkin
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Most fast food doesn't rot anyway. Microbes are smarter than most people.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:01 | 4993286 Last of the Mid...
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Fucking Bush! Damn that pisses me off! /s

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:11 | 4994106 WillyGroper
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:04 | 4993304 PGR88
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Chinese consumers may not trust "western" fast food outlets, but they trust the local ones even less.

Everyone should remember that the Chinese Government is engaged in a low-intensity but continuous propoganda war against the West, and particularly, western "influence" over its population.   For the Chinese government, that includes "fast food" which is a symbol of the West.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:09 | 4993341 ChooChoo
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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:11 | 4993351 Uncle Remus
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Got shade?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:11 | 4993352 orangegeek
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Makes sense.


Floating dead pigs in the river are a much finer dining experience.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:11 | 4993357 Dragon HAwk
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Don't worry it's Not Economic Warfare...  ( sarc off )

  there is a saying in China if it has 4 legs they will eat it.. yeah  and this is coming from people who poisoned their own babies and scrape cooking oil out of the sewers

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:20 | 4993411 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I've heard said as if it moves eat it.

Yeah no economic warfare going on here especially considering their high standards in general concerning food and food safety.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:25 | 4993443 Emergency Ward
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It all has its roots in Mao's Great Leap Forward (even if it kills you).

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:27 | 4993452 Max Cynical
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China's Gutter Oil Scandal: 1/10 Of China's Cooking Oil May Be Recycled From Garbage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:50 | 4993632 Dragon HAwk
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wow 1/10th... ?  Another phony Chinese Statistic, who would have thunk...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:30 | 4993485 dobermangang
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I never give my dogs any treats made from China.  Seems like lots of dogs have died eating stuff from there over the last few years.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:34 | 4993510 Max Cynical
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Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:36 | 4993521 kurt
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Yuck Unsanitary Meat

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:48 | 4993608 dobermangang
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I usually love eating their original recipe chicken thighs.  But the last 2 times I ate there(2 different restaurants), the chicken was really bad.  The thighs were very small and seemed to be cooked twice.  Tough skin and tasted old.  Not good at all.  My local Giant Food sells whole roasted chickens for $5 on Fridays.  That's a really good deal.  Sams Club does too.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:50 | 4993624 Ariadne
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Gives the phrase "Eat shit & die" new meaning... how do you say that in Chinese? What is the glyph?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:55 | 4994024 homiegot
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I think it's just a pile of steaming shit.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:54 | 4993649 ThroxxOfVron
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Chinese Citizenry demonizing 'Western' fast food companies for selling the Chinese Citizenry their own locally produced offal is somewhat amusing.

Crapping on the plates at your own family table and then blaming foreigners for the shit sandwiches that YOU made and that YOU are serving only shows how irresponsible and corrupt YOU are.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:03 | 4993701 pragmatic hobo
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... i think it was during the chinese olympics when i saw a tv report of some people in china making fake eggs ... it looked and felt exactly like a real egg ... only way you can tell it was a fake is by cracking it open and see yellow and white liquid fall out ... also chinese use industrial grease mahsed up with card-board to create fake port, etc etc ...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:25 | 4993823 merchantratereview
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Blame Western food companies. Ignore how filthy most Chinese restaurants are...using GUTTER OIL for cooking. No shit. Oh wait, yeah. Shit.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:32 | 4993880 abgary1
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You know the food is bad when the Chinese won't eat it. They will eat anything.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:51 | 4993997 homiegot
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i think that's a bad thing when China calls the US out on food safety.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:55 | 4994028 PTR
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1) Lack of trust in US over food and "food" from China

2) Lack of trust in China over "food" sold by US brand


3) if actions speak as loud as words, the growing rift is but another sign of things getting rockin' and shakin'.


Hold on.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:59 | 4994051 redd_green
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Expired meat?  Sh*t that's the least you gotta worry about.   How about worrying a rat and other rodent meat, and outright garbage and toxic waste mixed into the "meat" products? 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:18 | 4994139 Smiley
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You mean explosive diarrhea isn't appealing to overseas customers either?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4994165 directaction
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What kind of sick bastard would eat pieces of dead animals? 

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:52 | 4995478 Leraconteur
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What kind of species-ism ideology would only condon eating things not of your kingdom, phylum, class or order - things that cannot even retreat or run away?


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:31 | 4994567 GoingLoonie
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In the US we know most of it is already and will continue to be tainted.  Where is that Tuna from you ate last night?  The Pacific?  No, the Gulf?  Oh, here in Miami they call that the Miami area.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:22 | 4994820 Leraconteur
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This is a standard Chinese response. Lesser from other Asian or Confucian cultures.


69% said they would no longer dine at the restaurants run by the Western companies.

As WSJ reports,

More companies are cutting ties to a U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier over worries that they may have served expired meat to their customers, as they moved to shore up their reputations in a market known for food-safety problems.


You see, it''s the fault of THE WEST (which in China means ''everyone not us"") not that a CHINESE factory did this.

The Chinese are NEVER wrong. They are ALWAYS victims. They AlWAYS blame outsiders. 


What you think a world run by these people will look like, I leave up to the individual reader...


They won't stop dining at CHINESE restaurants that serve dog for beef...nope...

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:14 | 4995077 DosZap
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Well, Ming Chow, newsflash!!,I would not eat ANYTHING you people export,as usually it's poison,this is the pot calling the kettle BLACK.



Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:32 | 4995374 pashley1411
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If the Administration had any brains, they would drive away business from Russian firms by accusing the producers of poor quality.

Too bad the White House doesn't believe in the free market.      

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:52 | 4995479 tony bonn
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american fast food is toxic crap without redeeming value.....even if the food was legitimate it would be toxic....but the lard infested crap they sell is full of toxins, carcinogens, and sawdust!! it is gmo crap from stem to stern....

i would outlaw mcdonalds, burger kings, kfc, and all of the other merchants of death.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:22 | 4995624 exartizo
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Shanghai Husi Food Company...also known as Shit Hits (the) Fan Company

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:19 | 4996094 matrix2012
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While we're on another food scandal, here are some refreshments about the past horse meat scandals.

Think many already forgot the scandals and the lingering issues of that industry.

Does anyone think the potential problems ever get away???

yet hopefully the links still stay ;)


U.K. 'Horseburger' Scandal: Did the Meat Originate in the U.S.? | Maryn McKenna | Wired Science | (2013-01-16)


Food Trade Too Complex to Track Food Safety | Maryn McKenna | (2012-06-04)


The data-dense graphic above may be too reduced to read (here’s the really big version), but its intricacy masks a simple and fairly dire message: The global trade in food has become so complex that we have almost lost the ability to trace the path of any food sold into the network. And, as a result, we are also about to lose the ability to track any contaminated food, or any product causing foodborne illness.


The graphic, and warning, come from a paper published last week in PLoS ONE by researchers from the United States, United Kingdom, Hungary and Romania. The group used United Nations food-trade data — along with some math that I do not pretend to understand — to describe an “international agro-food trade network” (IFTN) with seven countries at its center, but a dense web of connections with many others. Each of the seven countries, they find, trades with more than 77 percent of all the 207 countries on which the UN gathers information.


As a result, they say: “The IFTN has become a densely interwoven complex network, creating a perfect platform to spread potential contaminants with practically untraceable origins.”


Some background facts: The current trade in food is worth $1.06 trillion, up from $438 billion just 10 years earlier. Food trade, in fact, has been growing faster than food production: Components made multiple trips through the system, becoming ingredients in processed foods that are assembled out of products from all over the globe.


British Author Susanna Forrest on the Horsemeat Scandal in Europe - SPIEGEL ONLINE (2013-02-18)


Horse meat burger scandal - News, views, gossip, pictures, video - Mirror Online


Is horse in jelly and sandwiches? Food watchdogs the FSA widen their testing programme - Mirror Online


M. Wells Dinette horse meat scandal: Why horse meat is more dangerous than you think. - Slate Magazine


Consider the supply chain. In 2011, almost 140,000 horses from the United States were sent to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico. (The last American horse slaughterhouse closed in 2007.) Many of the horses that landed in these across-the-border abattoirs were thoroughbreds from the U.S. horse racing industry. Others came from prolific quarter horse breeders, who send horses into racing, ranching, and rodeos. Racing in particular is a controversial business marked by overbreeding, early racehorse retirement, and EXTENSIVE DRUG USE. (The New York Times has laid bare the harrowing evidence this year in an excellent series called “Breakdown: Death and Disarray at America’s Racetracks.”) Indeed, many racehorses essentially become PHARMACEUTICAL DUMPING GROUNDS throughout their artificially stimulated, sedated, and numbed lives. The chemicals that course through the blood and lodge in the flesh of many thoroughbreds and quarter horses might ease their pain and treat their diseases, but they also make these animals distinctly unfit for a GoogaMooga sandwich.

Racing horses in the U.S. are given performance-enhancing drugs that would never be used in food animals, and those drugs — especially Phenylbutazone, known as PBZ or 'bute' — are toxic for humans.

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