McDonald’s Meat Scandal: Did Pakistanis Consume Rotten Meat?
KARACHI: A company that had been banned in China over selling chicken and beef beyond their expiry had also exported meat to McDonald’s Pakistan last month.
This gives rise to a question whether or not Pakistanis had been consuming burgers, drum sticks and other such products that contained this meat? Was the meat even Halal or not?
China had shut down Shanghai Husi Food Company over charges of selling chicken and beef beyond the date of expiry by declaring it fresh under new dates of expiry.
What must be shocking for the Pakistani consumers is the fact that the same company had been exporting its meat to McDonalds.
The meat was distributed to McDonalds by Gam Corporation Private Limited and Siza Foods Private Limited.
These meat products include McNuggets and McCrispy Burger Patty in Pakistan from Husi Foods Company Ltd China.
Pakistan’s customs record shows that their latest imports were over 41 tonnes of chicken products in May and over 71 tonnes in June this year.
According to McDonalds Director Marketing, their products are 100 percent Halal.
A video footage captured in China shows the staffers of the company in question woefully violating the international health standards.
On the other hand, no mechanism is in place at federal or provincial level to inspect the quality and other aspects of the imported meat.