Subway investigated over sale of expired food
Police have investigated the sale of food past its expiry date in the Beijing branch of US fast-food chain Subway.
Chinese media had reported that workers at a Beijing Subway franchise changed expiry and production dates on meat, drink and vegetable produce to extend their use, according to an article published on 29 December 2014 on the Reuters website.
Last year Shanghai's Food and Drug Administration demanded that McDonalds release information about their suppliers on their websites after a food scandal that exposed a supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co, for using expired meat and forging production dates.
A Subway spokesperson said the firm sent teams to inspect its almost 500 franchises around China each month and that it gave staff training on food safety and handling produce.
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