Top Court Rejects State Appeal in 1996 Food Poisoning Case

Top Court Rejects State Appeal in 1996 Food Poisoning Case

December 15, 2004

Japan Today

 

TOKYO - The Supreme Court on Tuesday was cited as rejecting a state appeal against rulings ordering it to pay damages for hurting white radish sprouts business by releasing unconfirmed information on the cause of a fatal food poisoning outbreak in 1996.

The rejection finalized orders issued by the Tokyo and Osaka high courts that the central government pay a total of 22.9 million yen to radish sprout growers and sellers for hurting their business by saying the vegetable was a probable cause of the outbreak caused by the O-157 strain of E. coli bacteria. (Kyodo News)