Mar 17, 2017

Muji Shanghai shops cleared of unsafe food claims lodged by show

Shanghai government inspectors said they found no evidence to support a Chinese television show’s claim that Muji retail stores in the city stocked food imported from areas of Japan allegedly contaminated by radiation. The CCTV show allegations dragged the chain’s stock down Thursday in ...

Oct 27, 2016

Taiwan looks to ease Fukushima-linked curbs on Japan food products

Taiwan is considering phasing out restrictions on the import of food products from five Japanese prefectures banned in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns. Deputy Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung told Kyodo News that the administration is working toward the direction ...

/ Feb 9, 2016

McDonald's Japan suffers record annual net loss

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) said it suffered a group net loss of ¥34.704 billion in the business year that ended in December, due chiefly to food safety problems. The figure was worse than the preceding year’s net loss of ¥21.843 billion, the fast-food company ...

/ Jul 8, 2015

McDonald's Japan sales down 23.4% in June

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) said Wednesday that sales at the fast-food chain slumped 23.4 percent in June compared to a year earlier, on a same-store basis, down for the 17th consecutive month. The pace of decline expanded from 22.2 percent in May. The Japanese ...

Sales resume for popular noodles halted by food-safety scare

Jun 8, 2015

Sales resume for popular noodles halted by food-safety scare

A popular brand of instant noodles that was supposed to be back on store shelves Monday following a food safety scandal actually resumed sales a day earlier at some stores, surprising hard-core fans. Maruka Foods Corp. was to resume sales of its Peyoung brand ...

May 27, 2015

New food labeling requires care

Consumers must remember that the government does not guarantee the effects and safety of food products certified as having enhanced health-boosting properties.