• Kyodo


Police on Thursday searched the failed Fukuoka-based meat processor Nippon Shokuhin Co. in connection with a probe into allegations that the firm mislabeled beef in a scam to obtain state subsidies.

The company, which filed for court protection from creditors on July 3, allegedly received some 136 million yen under a buyback program by labeling imported meat as domestic. It is also suspected of obstructing government investigations into possible fraud.

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