4 dead so far from food poisoning at yakiniku chain

The death toll in a string of food poisoning cases believed to be caused by consuming raw meat at a "yakiniku" barbecue restaurant chain has risen to four after a 70-year-old woman died Thursday, local authorities said.

In response, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry asked prefectural governments to conduct emergency checks on whether restaurants serving meat to be eaten raw are properly observing sanitation standards, ministry officials said.

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