Japan meat packer recalls millions of sausage packs over suspected toxic contamination

Other News Materials 26 October 2008 07:43 (UTC +04:00)

A major Japanese meat processor has recalled millions of packs of sausage and meat products over suspected cyanide contamination from the underground water sources used in the products, the Associated Press reported.

Itoham Foods Inc. said in a public notice published in national newspapers Sunday that tests have found the water used in the products contained twice as much toxin as the government limit. The recall covers nearly 2.7 million packages of sausage and pizza products sold in Japan.

No health problems have been reported over the case, the latest in recent food scandals in Asia.