China Opens Probe After Food Poisoning in Japan

After a wave of alarms last year, another Chinese-manufactured food is under scrutiny. This time, it’s dumplings imported into by Tobacco, Inc. According to Reuters:

Japan Tobacco Inc said on Wednesday its subsidiary, JT Foods Co., would recall the frozen dumplings and other food made at the same Chinese factory, as television broadcasters flashed warnings to viewers not to eat the products…

Police found pesticide in the dumplings though it was not clear whether the dish, popular with children, had been contaminated with the chemicals in China or in Japan, a Japanese Health Ministry official said.

According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, 10 people have been sickened after eating the dumplings.


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