NewsRodent contamination scandal hits Japan's beloved bread brand

Rodent contamination scandal hits Japan's beloved bread brand

Sliced bread
Sliced bread
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11:36 AM EDT, May 10, 2024

A shocking discovery in Japan: remains of a rat were found in two sliced loaves, prompting the withdrawal of 100,000 loaves from the market. The Japan Times has reported on this incident.

Japan is renowned for its high sanitary standards, making this unusual discovery particularly alarming and causing great concern among the public. The implicated bread is produced by Pasco Shikishima, a brand that has been on the market since 1920 and is one of the most well-known and trusted bread suppliers in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The contaminated loaves were produced in a factory in Akishima, Tokyo Prefecture. In response, the company has issued an official apology to consumers regarding the incident and requested that any products with expiry dates between May 7 and May 11 be returned.

Apology over rodent remains found in bread

Pasco Shikishima is diligently investigating how the rodent remains ended up in its products and has issued a statement expressing deep apologies for the inconvenience caused to customers, business partners, and all affected parties.

We would like to deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers, business partners, and other parties - as stated in the announcement.

The Japan Times notes that the bread, now known for containing fragments of a rodent, is popular among Japanese consumers. It is important to note that this bread is unavailable for sale outside of Japan.

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