National / Crime & Legal Apr 9, 2014

Lax security made food poisoning easy: suspect

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. "I was able to move back and forth between production lines and it ...

Editorials 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.

Maruha chief issues apology for tainted food

National Jan 30, 2014

Maruha chief issues apology for tainted food

Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc. President Toshio Kushiro apologizes for a food poisoning case involving one of its subsidiaries in which a factory worker has been arrested on suspicion of lacing frozen food products with pesticide.

Suspect told police how to poison food

National Jan 27, 2014

Suspect told police how to poison food

Investigative sources said Monday that, prior to his arrest, a factory worker suspected of lacing frozen food with pesticide at a factory in the town of Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, described to police how such an act could be carried out. Toshiki Abe, 49, was arrested ...