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Reuters reports that "a Chinese court has sentenced 10 employees of the American food supplier OSI Group to prison and fined the company up to 2.4 million renminbi, or $364,875, over claims that it reused returned food products to avoid losses. The verdict is the end of a long-running investigation into OSI after a safety scandal in 2014 involving the fast-food giants it supplied - McDonald’s and Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in China."


• As expected, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that its investigation into E. coli outbreaks at Chipotle has ended, though it said that it has not been able to specifically identify the source of the outbreaks that sickened dozens of people.

According to a New York Times piece, the CDC said that "a common meal or ingredient served at the restaurants was a likely source of the outbreaks, but investigators were unable to specify the food or ingredient responsible for the contamination."


• TreeHouse Foods yesterday completed its $2.7 billion acquisition of ConAgra's private label food business, which it had struggled to integrate since it bought what used to be called Ralcorp in 2013.
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