Sojitz Corporation


Recall Notice for 81 bags of 'Beef Tongue Jerky'

Safety measures for product not subject to recall by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

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Feb. 8, 2008

Sojitz Foods Corporation (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Hirofumi Takeda; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sojitz Corporation) herein announces a recall of the 'Beef Tongue Jerky' product, which the company sold in Yamagata and Akita prefectures through its Sendai Branch.

'Beef Tongue Jerky', a product manufactured by Tontarou Y.K. (Head office: 6-12 Neriushi, Misato-machi, Toda-gun, Miyagi prefecture; President: Ryuichi Suzuki), uses 'smoked beef tongue tips' imported in January 2006 from the Tianyang Food Plant in China.

The products subject to recall announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on January 31, 2008 cover products that were imported during the period of January 2007 to January 2008. Although the 'Beef Tongue Jerky' product does not fall into such a category, it has been decided that the product should be recalled so to make assurance doubly sure.

Details of the 'Beef Tongue Jerky' product are as follows

Date of manufacture

August 18, 2007

Best-before date

August 17, 2008



Sales outlets, quantity sold and gross weight

Sales outletQuantity soldGross weight
(Yamagata prefecture) Takeda Shouten - Main store, Chuo-store, Chihara-store, Mizuho-store, Amarume-store, Higashi-Izumi-store 14 bags 252 g
(Akita prefecture) Dodgers Food Market 12 bags 216 g
(Akita prefecture) Akita Toichiya - Hiroomote-store 55 bags 990g
Total 81 bags 1,458g

Except for the 81 bags listed above, no other 'Beef Tongue Jerky' product has been distributed.

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