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Food brands stretched by India safety record

Risks range from tainted water and patchy cold storage to a retail sector made up of tiny local grocers

McDonald's says that it can trace all its ingredients, but for many, that is a challenge in a country where one in five food samples tested by the government is found to be contaminated, adulterated or mislabelled.

Moga, India

AT a McDonald's plant outside Mumbai, 200 workers walk through air dryers and disinfectant pools, then get to work making the day's 25,000 patties from chicken painstakingly sourced in a country with one of the world's worst food safety records.

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