Jul 14, 2016

Japan to end mandatory testing for mad cow disease

Mandatory testing of all cattle aged over 48 months for bovine spongiform encephalopathy will cease next year, officials said Tuesday. The Cabinet Office’s Food Safety Commission on Tuesday received a report from a team of experts that says there would be negligible impact on ...

Three held over selling of curry restaurant waste as food

Jul 12, 2016

Three held over selling of curry restaurant waste as food

Three men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling beef cutlets that a major curry restaurant chain had intended to dispose of. There were identified as Kazuyuki Onishi, 75, head of a now effectively defunct industrial waste disposal company in Aichi Prefecture; Masao Okada, 78, ...

Yoshinoya to revive pork bowls after four-year hiatus

Mar 31, 2016

Yoshinoya to revive pork bowls after four-year hiatus

Yoshinoya Holdings Co. said Wednesday that it will resume selling butadon (pork-on-rice dishes) from April 6 more than four years after the dishes were removed from its menu. Yoshinoya, which runs gyudon (beef-on-rice bowl) restaurants, is expanding its menu in a bid to halt ...