JAPAN: Secretive action at Snow Brand as it dismisses staff involved in 2000 food poisoning
Japanese dairy company Snow Brand Milk Products has secretly dismissed two senior officials and punished 29 others because of their role in the incident, according to company sources. Last summer, bacteria-tainted powdered skimmed milk from the company's Taiki plant was responsible for a massive outbreak of food poisoning in western Japan that left one consumer dead and about 13,400 people ill.
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