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Bread recalled from Japan – contains “little black mouse” | the world

Bread is a common feature of the breakfast table in Japan.

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Archive photo. The mouse in the photo has nothing to do with the incident that occurred in Japan.

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Archive photo. The company apologizes to its customers.

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The recall concerns the popular chogoku sourdough breakfast bread, known for its chewy texture.

In at least two of the packages, consumers encountered a surprising sight, to say the least, between slices of bread: rat parts. A spokesman for Pasco Shikishima said it was a “little black mouse”.

The company announced that the bread was sold in 15 different Japanese prefectures and was produced at a factory west of Tokyo.


All 104,000 contaminated bread packages have been recalled, but other products in the range will also be removed from shelves as a precaution. Now the company will investigate the cause, which is still unclear.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and serious problems this has caused to our customers, suppliers and other affected parties.”They said in a comment this week.

So far, there have been no reports of customers falling ill after eating the bread.

A spokesman confirms CNN The recalled bread is not sold abroad.

Many food scandals

The incident has shaken Japan, known for its high standards when it comes to sanitation and food.

However, recently, several food scandals have emerged in the country.

Last March, major drugmaker Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals recalled three cholesterol-lowering supplements, he wrote. Japan Times.

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The company said it was investigating whether there was a link between five deaths and about 100 people hospitalized and fermented red rice, an ingredient in nutritional supplements.

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