video of stepping on dried squid with shoes became controversial online, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced on the 10th that it had found the company and requested an administrative action from the competent authority.While the
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety traced the business site based on the product packaging box that appeared in the video and confirmed that the company was ‘Rural Food Co., Ltd.’ located in Ganggu-myeon, Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
In an on-site investigation, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety discovered violations of the Food Sanitation Act, such as unsanitary handling of food such as stepping on dried squid with work shoes, not wearing a sanitary cap or mask, and poor cleanliness in the workplace.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety also confirmed that the company flattened the bent squid with workshop shoes without any sanitary measures during the process of putting the dried squid in a sack at the deokjang.
The violation continued from October 26 of last year to January 8 of this year, but 3,898 kg of squid products (3,898 axes, 1 axis = 20 rice) produced during this period were stored in warehouses and are still on the market. It was found not to have been distributed.
In response, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it had blocked market distribution by requiring companies to voluntarily recall all stored products.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety urged the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety to “report any violations related to food safety, or if you find a product suspected of being unhealthy, call 1399.”
On the 8th, a video titled ‘Reporting a company that works unsanitarily dried squid’ was uploaded on an SNS on the 8th, and the 27-second video showed workers stepping on dried squid on the floor wearing white shoes that are presumed to be work shoes. contained