(BEIJING) — Burger King’s China unit has issued a public apology and promised to cooperate with a authorities investigation after state TV reported one of many U.S. quick meals large’s retailers used expired components.
The Burger King within the southern metropolis of Nanchang was criticized Thursday on an annual client safety program that in previous years has highlighted complaints about overseas auto, smartphone and different manufacturers.
Regulators in Nanchang, Beijing, Shanghai and different areas ordered inspections of Burger King retailers, in response to state media.
In a press release on its social media account, Burger King mentioned the Nanchang outlet was run by a franchisee however apologized for the “administration error.” It mentioned the restaurant was closed for “rectification and investigation.”
“Now we have disenchanted the belief of shoppers in Burger King. We categorical our deep apologies for this,” the corporate mentioned. “We are going to totally cooperate with the federal government departments within the investigation.”
Meals security is very delicate in China following a string of scandals over tainted, faux or shoddy milk, medicine and different merchandise that injured or killed shoppers.