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Latest Chinese Food Scandal Erupts at Subway in Beijing

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Exactly how old was that turkey?

A Subway location in China.
A Subway location in China.
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Subway in China may have been busted for serving expired foodAccording to Reuters, the world's biggest fast food chain — which has a staggering 40,000-plus locations worldwide — is "investigating media reports in China" that employees at a Beijing store "changed expiry and production dates on meat, drink and vegetable produce to extend their use."

A Subway rep told Reuters, "We want to investigate what caused the labeling issue and whether or not it was the action of a single franchised outlet." (The chain has nearly 500 locations in China.)

Last summer a major scandal erupted when it was discovered that a Chinese supplier doctored expiry dates on beef and chicken and sold it to local McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut locations. What's worse: expired meat or bread made with the same ingredients as yoga mats?

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