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Yum, McDonald’s Vow Food Safety After China Poultry Report

Yum! Brands Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. said they are working with Chinese suppliers to ensure the safety of food they serve after China Central Television reported the companies may have sold chicken that had been indiscriminately fed antibiotics and growth hormones.

Liuhe Group Co. and Yingtai Food Group Co., suppliers to customers including KFC and McDonald’s, didn’t properly inspect chickens they bought from farmers in Shandong province before delivering the poultry, the state broadcaster reported yesterday. The chickens may have been given unapproved antibiotic drugs and growth hormones by the farmers, CCTV said.