With the increasing frequency of food mislabeling cases across Japan, Masako Mori, minister for consumer affairs and food safety, has asked service industry members such as major hotels and department stores, to submit a report within the month detailing how they will take preventative measures to ensure similar events do not happen again in the future.
The Consumer Affairs Agency has also decided to convene a meeting of relevant government agencies to discuss measures to deal with the problem.
TBS reported Saturday that Mori has contacted five industry groups, including the Japan Hotel Association and the Japan Department Store Association, requesting that each of them submit a detailed report to the Consumer Affairs Agency within the month outlining preventive measures and how they intend to follow up.
Meanwhile, confectionery maker Fujiya Co is the latest company caught up in the scandal. It said it had served processed meat labeled as steak at 63 restaurants.© Japan Today