Food product maker Hagoromo Foods Corp. said Thursday that it sold a can of tuna that contained an insect believed to be a cockroach, which apparently got inside during the manufacturing process.
The can of Sea Chicken tuna was produced in December 2014 and sold at a supermarket in Yamanashi Prefecture. A customer told the supermarket this month that when the can was recently opened, something was inside and Hagoromo Foods confirmed it was a 15-mm insect.
Hagoromo Foods did not immediately publicize the incident because it thought there was no possibility that insects got mixed into other products, a company official said.
The Shizuoka-based company also did not recall products of the same sort because there were no reports of similar cases over the nearly two years since the product was made.
Source: Japan Times Image: ANN