MCDONALD - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MCDONALD News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) McDonald’s boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365720-79/mcdonald-safety-meat-report.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58365720-79/mcdonald-safety-meat-report.html.csp">McDonald’s boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:08:01.957-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • McDonald’s said it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain’s sales and reputation. The company said Tuesday it plans to increase audits and video monitoring at its suppliers and send more employees to meat production facilities to ensure its food is prepared safely. It also named a new food safety officer and created a hotline where employees can report poor food safety practices. The changes come after a TV ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583657202014-09-02T16:08:01.957-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T16:08:01.957-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365720@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:01 MDT 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358671-77/mcdonald-san-domestic-violence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358671-77/mcdonald-san-domestic-violence.html.csp">49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T17:16:22.022-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Jose, Calif. • Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges. Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Stenderup says McDonald was released after posting bail. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358671@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:22 MDT McDonald’s appoints new U.S. president — again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325226-79/mcdonald-president-andres-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325226-79/mcdonald-president-andres-company.html.csp">McDonald’s appoints new U.S. president — again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T09:12:02.034-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • McDonald’s named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it’s bringing back a longtime McDonald’s executive, Mike Andres, to fill the role effective Oct. 15. Andres replaces Jeff Stratton, who is retiring. Stratton, 58, took over in late 2012 and replaced Jan Fields. That shakeup was made shortly after McDonald’s Corp. reported its first monthly sales...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583252262014-08-22T09:12:02.034-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T09:12:02.034-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325226@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:12:02 MDT Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321948-79/moscow-checks-restaurants-russia.html.csp">Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonald’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Natalya Lukyantseva, an official in the Sverdlovsk regional office of the agency, told RIA Novosti and Interfax that unplanned checks were being carried out in a number of restaurants after residents voiced safety concerns. The inspections come one day af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219482014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:30:01.996-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The world’s biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the bags of McCafe ground and whole bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods that can be used in at-home coffee machines. Other chains, such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, already sell branded packaged ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583126402014-08-19T08:51:01.853-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T08:51:01.853-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef was served with gnocchi fashioned out of McDonald’s french fries and a fruit sauce from its smoothie mix. For dessert, its biscuit mix was used to make a pumpkin spice “biznut,” a biscuit-doughnut hybri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583089252014-08-18T11:39:07.82-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T11:39:07.82-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308925@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:39:07 MDT Photos: Loyal Toto, Michael McDonald fans in Salt Lake stay despite downpour http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58279691-223/toto-mcdonald-band-crowd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58279691-223/toto-mcdonald-band-crowd.html.csp">Photos: Loyal Toto, Michael McDonald fans in Salt Lake stay despite downpour</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stephen Speckman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:17:18.523-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It rained. The skies threw down a little lightning. And it rained some more. But fans of the band Toto and Michael McDonald put up their umbrellas, sought shelter or just took a good soaking Tuesday night at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City in anticipation of that sweet taste of nostalgia offered up by two acts whose vast collection of top hits are still in rotation on classic rock radio stations. It was just a fun night all around, a musical trip back to the ‘70s and ‘80s. Opening song • Tot...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279691@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:17:18 MDT McDonald’s sales hit by China scandal, U.S. weakness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275893-79/mcdonald-sales-percent-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58275893-79/mcdonald-sales-percent-company.html.csp">McDonald’s sales hit by China scandal, U.S. weakness</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T10:52:18.295-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China. The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Friday the decline included a 3.2 percent drop in the U.S. and a 7.3 percent drop in the unit encompassing Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The results reflect what is likely to be just the beginnings of the fallout from a Chinese food scandal late last month. A TV report at the time showed workers at a McDonal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582758932014-08-08T10:52:18.295-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-08T10:52:18.295-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:52:18 MDT McDonald’s: Regulator says it’s a ‘joint employer’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237537-79/mcdonald-franchisees-joint-employer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237537-79/mcdonald-franchisees-joint-employer.html.csp">McDonald’s: Regulator says it’s a ‘joint employer’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CANDICE CHOI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T13:02:02.424-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 01:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • McDonald’s Corp. says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a “joint employer” for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants. The decision by the National Labor Relations Board was being closely watched because it could potentially expose McDonald’s to liability for the working conditions in its franchisees’ stores. In the U.S., the vast majority of McDonald’s more than 14,000 restaurants are owned and operated by franchisees. The same is true for many other...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582375372014-07-29T13:02:02.424-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T13:02:02.424-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237537@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:02:02 MDT McDonald’s Japan to strengthen checks on chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236848-79/mcdonald-chicken-japan-checks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58236848-79/mcdonald-chicken-japan-checks.html.csp">McDonald’s Japan to strengthen checks on chicken</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURI KAGEYAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:38:01.939-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • McDonald’s in Japan is increasing its checks on chicken from vendors in China and Thailand after allegations a Chinese supplier sold expired chicken. It says the scare will hurt its earnings. The U.S. fast-food chain’s Japan unit on Tuesday withdrew this year’s earnings and sales forecasts, citing uncertainties from the food scandal. The Chinese food safety agency is investigating allegations Shanghai Husi Food Co., a McDonald’s supplier, sold expired meat. McDonald’s Japan has stopped u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368482014-07-29T09:38:01.939-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:38:01.939-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236848@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:01 MDT Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232752-79/mcdonald-husi-meat-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232752-79/mcdonald-husi-meat-company.html.csp">Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T09:57:02.491-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, declined to give details of what the company has found at Shanghai Husi Food Co. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC. The Chinese food safety agency said last week its investigators found unspecified illegal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327522014-07-28T09:57:02.491-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T09:57:02.491-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232752@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:57:02 MDT Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58225332-79/workers-wage-fast-mcdonald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58225332-79/workers-wage-fast-mcdonald.html.csp">Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 06:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. About 1,300 workers are scheduled to attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they’ll be asked to do “whatever it takes” to win $15-an-hour wages and a u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582253322014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T18:08:02.194-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58225332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:02 MDT Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224734-79/mcdonald-agency-russia-calories.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224734-79/mcdonald-agency-russia-calories.html.csp">Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T14:47:01.779-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 02:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s consumer protection agency has filed a suit against McDonald’s for allegedly selling food that does not meet legal standards. The case was announced Friday on the website of the agency, Rospotrebnadzor, which said it comes in the wake of inspections of two of the company’s restaurants in Novgorod. According to the statement, some food was found with microbial contamination and several items had caloric values two to three times higher than allowed by national regulations. The s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582247342014-07-25T14:47:01.779-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T14:47:01.779-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224734@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:01 MDT McNuggets pulled in Hong Kong after meat scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224230-79/hong-kong-meat-husi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224230-79/hong-kong-meat-husi.html.csp">McNuggets pulled in Hong Kong after meat scare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:37:04.596-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong have taken chicken nuggets and chicken filet burgers off the menu after a U.S.-owned supplier in mainland China was accused of selling expired meat. The fast food chain said late Thursday that it “suspended relevant food ingredients” at Hong Kong outlets in light of the scandal surrounding Shanghai Husi Food Co. Chinese authorities detained five Husi employees after a TV station reported last weekend that the company repackaged and sold meat past i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242302014-07-25T17:37:04.596-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T17:37:04.596-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224230@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:37:04 MDT Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216742-79/osi-mcdonald-china-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58216742-79/osi-mcdonald-china-company.html.csp">Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T15:28:02.285-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s locations. OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported that one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. The scare has ensnared chains i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582167422014-07-23T15:28:02.285-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T15:28:02.285-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216742@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:28:02 MDT China detains employees of suspect meat seller http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215002-79/husi-meat-china-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215002-79/husi-meat-china-company.html.csp">China detains employees of suspect meat seller</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:48:01.458-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China’s food safety agency said on its website that its investigators found unspecified illegal activity by Husi Food Co. but gave no confirmation expired meat had been found or other details. Some of the illegal conduct was an “arrangement organized by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150022014-07-23T08:48:01.458-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:48:01.458-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215002@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:48:01 MDT V.A. nominee vows to transform department in crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212314-68/mcdonald-veterans-senate-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212314-68/mcdonald-veterans-senate-care.html.csp">V.A. nominee vows to transform department in crisis</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T19:05:46.054-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered department, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed. Robert McDonald cited problems with patient access to health care, transparency, accountability and integrity, among other issues. “The seriousness of the moment demands urgent action,” McDonald told the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “The V.A. is in crisis. The veterans are in need. There is a l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212314@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:46 MDT McDonald’s profit slips as sales in U.S. decline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210616-79/mcdonald-sales-percent-1.4.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210616-79/mcdonald-sales-percent-1.4.csp">McDonald’s profit slips as sales in U.S. decline</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:24:01.906-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oak Brook, Ill. • McDonald’s Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag. The world’s biggest hamburger chain has been struggling to boost sales in its flagship market amid intensifying competition, changing eating habits and the persistent financial struggles of its lower-income customers. In the U.S., sales at established locations fell 1.4 percent for the period fewer customers came into its restaurants. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., has...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582106162014-07-22T09:24:01.906-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T09:24:01.906-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:24:01 MDT China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210468-79/husi-china-meat-mcdonald.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210468-79/husi-china-meat-mcdonald.html.csp">China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOE McDONALD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T12:30:47.098-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald’s said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets. Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co. A day after Husi’s food processing plant in Shanghai was sealed by the China Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Tuesday that inspec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582104682014-07-22T12:30:47.098-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T12:30:47.098-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210468@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:47 MDT