Tag - food-safety



Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jul 27, 2014
Scandal-hit China food firm withdrawing all products, U.S. parent says
The parent company of a scandal-hit Chinese food supplier said it is withdrawing all products made by the subsidiary.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2014
McDonald's Japan switches chicken sourcing to Thailand
McDonald's Co. (Japan) said Friday that it has halted sales of all products containing chicken meat from China and switched sourcing completely to Thailand.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2014
Radiation checks clear most food items
Three years after the meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, fears and rumors still circulate among people both inside and outside of Fukushima Prefecture over radiation contamination of food.
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.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2014
Firm's smartphone bar code system offers food info in foreign languages
Bar code maker Sato Holdings develops a multilingual system to let people call up information on allergens or religiously sensitive ingredients in Japanese food by smartphone.
Aug 28, 2013
TPP sides set to keep food safety regimes
The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations are unlikely to ease their individual food safety standards as the subject is not being discussed in the free-trade talks, negotiation sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 26, 2011
Irradiated food poses moral dilemmas
Mail-order food-delivery companies and cooperatives have long been among the leading campaigners for — and custodians of — food safety in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / WEEK 3
Jun 21, 2009
Drawn to the land
Considering that Japan is only 40 percent self-sufficient in terms of its food supply, few would dispute that the country's agriculture is in a deepening crisis.


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