Mar 10, 2014

Big retailers doing their best to overcome consumers' fears

The retail industry has been aiding the recovery effort for primary industries in coastal Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, holding special events and campaigns to promote their products. However, food safety assurances from local farmers and fishermen haven’t always been strong enough to allay ...

Feb 11, 2014

Food safety measures fall short

The case of intentional food contamination by an employee at a subsidiary of Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc. has exposed shortcomings in the product safety measures taken by Japanese food makers.

Irradiated food poses moral dilemmas

Jun 26, 2011

Irradiated food poses moral dilemmas

by Tomoko Otake

Mail-order food-delivery companies and cooperatives have long been among the leading campaigners for — and custodians of — food safety in Japan. Although they are small in scale compared with major supermarket chains, since they first began to appear in the 1960s and ’70s ...