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Butcher arrested in Fukushima beef ploy via The Japan Times

Hiroshi Kutsukake is suspected of selling dozens of mislabeled packages of beef products from the disaster-hit region at a supermarket outlet in Konohana Ward in February. The products were labeled as originating from other prefectures, such as Kagoshima and Hokkaido. This violates a provision against misleading acts about product origins under the law banning unfair competition.

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The butcher shop initially labeled beef from the region as “domestically produced,” but began specifying production areas at the request of the supermarket, which damaged his sales.

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