Japan confronts mochi rice-cake death-trap

A Japanese food manufacturer is coming up with mochi rice cakes that are easy to swallow. - Filepic

Safer recipe promised for traditional new year glutinous rice cakes that regularly take the lives of elderly people.

A company in Japan believes it has the antidote to an unlikely health risk facing tens of millions of senior citizens hoping to ring in 2014 by eating traditional New Year’s cuisine – safe-to-swallow rice cakes.

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