Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tainted food scandals

continue. As expected, the latest case of food-related fraud by Honey Co. of Japan has been pushed completely off radar by the sensational gyoza/ pesticide case. According to today's Japan Times, Japanese officials investigating the plant which packaged the gyoza in China found no problems. Chinese investigators believe the pesticides were added after the gyoza left the plant. (Most coverage of the gyoza mess that I have seen has been relatively even-handed.)

This continues to be the biggest story in Japan. Bad food has been in the news for over a year now at about the same time that tourism has increased in Japan by people who are interested in Japanese food. Wonder how long that trend will last?

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