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Chinese Meat Scandal Tests Tycoon’s Ties With McDonald’s

In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin, a banker-turned-burger tycoon, returned from a trip to China with big plans for his food-processing company OSI Group.

“I don’t care if we sell the erasers off pencils, we are going to China,” he told his staff, according to a 2012 story in National Provisioner, an industry publication.