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    Jul 31, 2014

    Scared of tainted meat? Try tofu nuggets


    MCDONALD'S restaurants in Japan are turning to time-honoured Asian soul food - tofu - as the chain scrambles to minimise the damage from an embarrassing tainted-meat scandal in China.

    The fast-food giant's more than 3,000 restaurants in Japan yesterday started selling "Tofu Shinjo" nuggets, modelled on a traditional side dish that combines tofu, vegetables and fish.

    For 249 yen (S$3), customers can sink their teeth into four pieces of the chicken-free creation.

    The roll-out comes days after the firm said that its Japanese restaurants had stopped sourcing poultry products from a nugget supplier in Shanghai, in response to a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast-food giants.