• Bloomberg


Lawson Inc. said Monday it used meat products past their expiration date in “oden,” a type of stew popular in winter, at an outlet in Osaka.

There were no reports of anyone being sickened by the food, which included sausages and meatballs at least a day beyond their sell-by date, the convenience store chain said on its Web site. It said sales of oden were suspended at the store Thursday.

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