Jan 7, 2014 7:40 AM
Food maker Maruha Nichiro Holdings began recalling 6.4 million packages of frozen food on Dec. 29, saying it found some were tainted by high levels of pesticides. The company has received hundreds of thousands of calls about the problem.
Public broadcaster NHK says information from local governments showed 356 people had suffered vomiting, diarrhea and other problems after eating items subject to the recall.
Maruha Nichiro says it has retrieved about 1.1 million packages so far. Police are investigating how the products were contaminated with the pesticide malathion, reportedly by up to 2.6 million times the allowable limit.
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