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Kobayashi scandal: 5 dead, 114 hospitalized in Japan


Japan's "functional food labeling" system is facing public backlash after a health supplement recall linked to five deaths and over 100 illnesses has been criticized for undermining food safety management. The Osaka-based Kobayashi Pharmaceutical has recalled multiple products after a two-month delay following reports of health problems. Authorities are still investigating the cause of contamination. 

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