The Japanese farm ministry last week filed an official complaint with police accusing three former Nippon Meat Packers executives of fraud. The fraud, carried out by the former heads of three regional sales offices at the meat packing giant, related to gaining subsidies intended to bolster the domestic meat industry after the outbreak of mad cow disease (BSE) in the country last year. The ministry says that the men relabelled 14.2 tonnes of imported meat as domestic to gain the subsidies.