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Mislabeled bread sold at supermarket chain in western Japan.

NAGOYA, June 27 Kyodo

Shikishima Baking Co. sold about 30,000 packages of sliced bread bearing labels with false nutritional information through supermarket chain Izumiya Co., company officials said Thursday.

The Nagoya-based bakery, known for its Pasco brand, said it sold bread called ''Tosuto Kazoku'' (toast family) with a label saying it contained only 2 milligrams of salt, although it actually contained 470 milligrams, the officials said.

The bread was baked at the company's Osaka Showa factory in Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture, and sold at Izumiya supermarkets in six prefectures in western Japan from May 27 to June 13.

The six prefectures are Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama and Okayama.

The mislabeling was found out after a customer complained to Shikishima Baking on June 13, and the company recalled about 300 unsold packages of the bread from the stores, the officials said.

The company mistakenly used the nutritional information label of another product when it renewed the package of the mislabeled bread in May, they said.

''It was a big mistake. We will step up efforts to strengthen management to prevent this from happening again,'' a company spokesman said.
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Date:Jul 1, 2002
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