Japanese food firm fined £85k for EU ETS breach

The European branch of Japan’s Mizkan Group has been ordered to pay up for breaching EU regulations on greenhouse gas emissions

Mizkan was fined £84,827 in total. Photograph: Imagestock/123RFA Japanese food business has been fined more than £80,000 for breaching carbon emission rules.

The penalty was handed out by the Environment Agency (EA) in January to Mizkan Euro - a subsidiary of the Mizkan Group that recently bought the Branston pickle brand.

Under the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS), organisations are fined €100 for every tonne of CO2 emitted outside their emission allowance.

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