"We are committed to the highest standards of food safety and our customers are always our number one priority," U.S. McDonald's spokesperson Heidi Barker told The Times in an email. "If confirmed, the practices outlined in the report are completely unacceptable to McDonald's."
The two fast food companies have asked all outlets to stop using Husi Food Co., resulting in limited quantities of some menu items, reported Bloomberg News. The facility is currently under investigation.
In 2012, a Chinese TV report showed a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing selling chicken wings an hour and a half after they were cooked. Company policy says the sell-by limit is 30 minutes, reported The Times' Tiffany Hsu. And just last year, reports surfaced of a Yum! Brands supplier pumping antibiotics into chicken headed for KFC locations in Asia.