(NTV) – It was revealed Thursday that supermarkets in Japan sold thousands of beef cutlets that had been slated for disposal. The cutlets are sold under the brand of Coco Ichibanya, a famous curry chain.
Ichibanya had contracted with a waste firm to dispose of thousands of cutlets after learning of the possible presence of plastic in the meat. The waste firm Daiko is accused of selling the cutlets to supermarkets.
Over 8,000 of the cutlets are believed to have been purchased by consumers. Daiko’s chairman is reportedly saying he is solely responsible. Police are investigating on suspicion he violated Japan’s waste disposal laws.