Xiabuxiabu Catering Management (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. (呷哺呷哺) today addressed accusations from a CCTV broadcast claiming that the hot pot chain sold congealed pig blood as duck blood.
The company said that it will stop selling congealed duck blood at its restaurants and investigate the matter. Xiabuxiabu claims that it’s a problem from the suppliers and will test the products it purchases.
Xiabuxiabu has 420 restaurants in mainland China, and its shares began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on December 17, 2014.
Taiwan is facing a possible shortage of goose meat, as well as other poultry, due to the constant culling of fowl over bird flu fears.