JAPAN: Another meatpacker investigated for mislabelling imported beef as domestic produce
In the wake of the Snow Brand Food scandal, another Japanese meat processor has admitted to labelling imported US beef as domestic produce. Takamatsu-based Kawai Co. admitted on Friday that it has been adding small portions of US beef to about 60,000 "Kopakku" gift packages, each of which contained 70 grams of assorted beef cuts supposedly produced in Kagawa Prefecture. About 18,800 packages were sold to unwitting Japanese consumers through post offices and via a catalogue distributed by the Mitsukoshi department store last summer.
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