After the television programme had been broadcasted, the workers were given paid leaves. These employees were over 500. The OSI group experienced a severe loss on financial levels and also, it lost loyal customers. OSI also commented that resumption of food production was unlikely in anytime soon.
Shanghai Husi lay off 340 employees but it commented that all employees will not lose their jobs because some loyal workers were helping the company during investigations.
Six executives of Shanghai Husi were also arrested on the suspicion that they were selling ‘fake and inferior’ products. After these incidents, KFC terminated its contract with Shanghai Husi and many renowned restaurants like Starbucks Corp, Burger King Corp. Pizza John’s International called off their contracts with meat suppliers who were dealing with Shanghai Husi. Loyal customers like McDonalds and ‘Yum!’ withdrew from their contracts with Shanghai Husi as well. Shanghai Husi experienced a complete loss of goodwill in the industry. Yum also announced that they will not do business with OSI in China, United States or Australia.
Shanghai Husi had 226 workers as direct workers and 114 workers as contract workers. OSI Group had to pay compensation to these workers as the company had been shut down and the employees were jobless. This led to financial issues. The company had to shut down, there were no clients so there was no profit. But even then the company had to pay its workers because investigations were being held. (Wall Street Journal, 2014)