Maruha Nichiro president resigns after scandal over contaminated products
Maruha Nichiro products. (Photo: Stock File)
A contract employee hired by a subsidiary of Maruha Nichiro was arrested for his alleged involvement in a case of food poisoning occurred last October. The scandal caused by contaminated food has now led to the resignation of the president of the company, which was announced through a press release.
More than 2,800 people across the country had reported feeling ill, a situation that was linked to a possible contamination of foods at a plant in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, with Malathion pesticide. This forced the nation’s largest seafood processing company to recall about 6.4 million packages of 94 products.
Traces of Malathion between under 1 ppm and 430 ppm were detected in the products.
For their part, the presidents of Maruha Nichiro Holdings and Aqli Foods have announced they...
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