| Weak Links in China's Food Chain
The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Friday
When McDonald's opened its first restaurant in China in the early 1990s, it did not turn to local suppliers for meat, which most likely would have been cheaper. Instead, it relied on its longtime partner the OSI Group, which had been linked to the fast-food titan ever since Ray Kroc, the McDonald's founder, in the 1950s tapped the Chicago butcher Otto & Sons to provide consistent, reliable meats to his expanding empire. As McDonald's grew, so did OSI, quietly developing a sterling reputation...