McDonald’s: 2014 Sales Forecast ‘At Risk’ In Wake Of Meat Scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says a scandal over a meat supplier in China is hurting sales in the region and its global sales forecast for 2014 is “at risk.”

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said in a regulatory filing Monday that there’s been “significant negative impact” in China, Japan and other affected markets.

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company had previously said it expected the sales measure to be “relatively flat” for the year.

A Chinese TV report last month showed workers at one of McDonald’s meat suppliers in Shanghai using expired meat. The supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co., is a division of OSI, a company based in Aurora, Illinois that has been a longtime supplier to McDonald’s around the globe. It counts numerous other fast-food chains as its clients.

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