JAPAN: Snow Brand epidemic cause confirmed
The suspected cause of Japan's dairy-related food-poisoning incident that hit the country in the summer has been confirmed. Bacterial toxin contained in powdered skim milk manufactured at Snow Brand Milk Products Co. 's Taiki, Hokkaido, factory is cited as the reason for the epidemic, investigators have concluded. The investigation was part of a combined effort between the city of Osaka and Japan's Health and Welfare Ministry.
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