A Japanese company has issued a recall of bread after the discovery of rat remains in two packs.

Pasco Shikishima Corporation said the recall was due to contamination with a foreign object, part of which appeared to be a small animal, being mixed into the sliced bread.

As yet, there have been no reports of any related health issues, said the company.

The affected bread has dates from May 7 to 11, 2024 and 104,000 packs are subject to the recall.

It was produced at a factory in Tama, Tokyo and sold in Ibaraki, Gunma, Saitama, Yamanashi, Niigata, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Chiba, Tokyo, Tochigi, Fukushima, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata.

“We have completed the recall of the products that were contaminated with foreign substances, but as a precaution, we have recalled products that were produced on the same line, and have suspended the line for the time being in order to investigate the cause and strengthen countermeasures,” said a company statement.

“We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers, business partners, and all concerned parties. We will strive to further strengthen our quality control system and take all possible measures to ensure that such a situation does not occur again in the future.”

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