Japanese boss sentenced for mislabelled meat
A former president of a meatpacking firm, Meat
Hope Co. has been sentenced to four years in prison.
The Japanese court found Minoru Tanaka guilty
of selling ground red meat, which has been unlawfully mixed with pork and
chicken after it has been falsely labelled as 100% ground beef. Tanaka
has been indicted on charges of fraud and breach of the Unfair Competition
According to the ruling, Tanaka shipped a total
of 138 tonnes of the falsely labelled beef to 16 companies.
Meat Hope Co. has been in bankruptcy since
July, a month after the false labelling was revealed.
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