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Yoshinori Okoso, chairman of Nippon Meat Packers Inc., is expected to resign as head of the Japan Ham & Sausage Processors Cooperative Association in the wake of a farm ministry request that the body take action over a beef-labeling scandal involving a Nippon Meat Packers subsidiary, industry sources said Thursday.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry was scheduled to summon Katsuo Ishihama, senior managing director of the association, to issue the request formally.

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