It was identified that the restaurant in the video that caused a stir by wiping the radish and heel together with a loofah was a Jokbal restaurant located in Bangbae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul. The relevant authorities will request an administrative action from the competent authority and proceed with the investigation.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced on the 28th that it identified the establishments in the video of ‘unhygienic no-clean restaurants’, which had recently spread in online communities, and conducted on-site inspections the day before, confirming violations of the ‘Food Sanitation Act.
In the video that spread, a man wipes radishes with a loofah. In a nearby basin, radishes and men’s feet are soaked together. A man wipes his heels with the scrubber used to wash radishes.
According to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the restaurant in the video is a pork feet restaurant located in Bangbae-dong, Seocho-gu. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety found the location where the violation occurred with the help of the Central Risk Offense Investigation Team after specifying the area by inquiring the registration information of the vehicle in the video. The video occurred at the end of last month while the cook at the establishment was washing radishes. was found to be It was confirmed that the worker had not been to work since the 25th of this month.
The major violations of this establishment are ▲using raw materials past the expiration date and storing them for cooking purposes ▲violating the standards for storing frozen food ▲unsanitary management of raw materials, etc.
The restaurant used expired ‘mustard dressing’ for cooking ‘naengchae pork feet sauce’, and kept expired ‘gochujang’ for cooking purposes.
In addition, four frozen products, such as frozen dumplings and frozen pork feet, for the purpose of cooking and selling were stored without complying with the storage standards (below -18℃). Knives and chopping boards handling meat and vegetables were not kept clean, and overall hygiene management was insufficient, such as grease stains around the fan and hood.
The relevant authorities believe that the suspension of business and imprisonment of up to three years or a fine of up to 30 million won may be imposed.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said, “We plan to continue cracking down on violations of the ‘Food Sanitation Act’ in which unsanitary management of raw materials, etc. or use of expired raw materials for cooking, etc.
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