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Tainted Rice Scandal Damages May Exceed 600 Million Yen for Six Kyushu Sake Brewers

Sake brewers throughout Kyushu are voluntarily withdrawing product from the shelves after it was discovered they used moldy rice acquired from Mikasa Foods, which is now embroiled in scandal. The Nishinippon Shimbun reports that upwards of 380,000 bottles will be recalled, causing losses of roughly 600 million yen. Some observers are warning this also could damage the reputation of the brewers involved.

Published: Sep 11, 2008 / Last Updated: Sep 11, 2008

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