The Japan Ham & Sausage Processors Cooperative Association (JHSPCA) yesterday [Wednesday] named Kenichi Ito, president of Itoham Foods and deputy director of JHSPCA, as its new chief. The appointment was made to replace disgraced Yoshinori Okoso; the former chairman of Nippon Meat Packers, who stepped down from both roles after his role in a labelling scam designed to abuse the government's BSE domestic beef buyback programme was revealed