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 using chicken from Husi.
Aside from McDonald's, restaurant operators in China that have withdrawn products made with meat from Husi include KFC owner Yum Brands Inc., pizza chain Papa John's International Inc., Starbucks Corp., Burger King Corp. and Dicos, a Taiwanese-owned sandwich shop chain.