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U.S. meat supplier in China withdraws products

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  • An "Out of Stock" sticker is displayed on a menu picture of chicken nuggets at a McDonald's store in Hong Kong last week. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after an Aurora-based supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.

      An "Out of Stock" sticker is displayed on a menu picture of chicken nuggets at a McDonald's store in Hong Kong last week. McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after an Aurora-based supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat.
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NEW YORK -- OSI Group, an Aurora-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.

The company was thrust into the spotlight last week when a Chinese TV station reported that the Shanghai plant had repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. OSI owns the unit, which supplies meat for some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's restaurants.

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OSI, a privately held company, said in a statement published on its Chinese website late Saturday that it was conducting an investigation into the actions of current and former managers and had brought a new management team to China.

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