A large number of distributors and sellers of defective food ingredients were caught distributing meat processed in unauthorized facilities or supplying school meals by deceiving the grade.
The special judicial police of Gyeongsangnam-do announced on the 19th that it had uncovered 18 bad companies by carrying out planning crackdowns on illegal activities such as distribution and sale of defective food materials from March to May.
This crackdown, along with the provincial special judicial police department, the Food and Drug Administration, the provincial office of education메이저놀이터,and the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation, targeted suppliers of food ingredients for group meal facilities such as schools.
As a result of the crackdown, Company A, which produces pork packaging, has been in the meat packaging business without permission from the competent government office. Pork sirloin for sweet and sour pork and pork hind leg have been distributed to restaurants since the beginning of this year.
Pork processed in unlicensed facilities without permission according to the standards set forth in the Livestock Products Sanitation Control Act and suitable facilities can be a risk factor to consumers in terms of hygiene.
It is believed that more than 5 tons of pork were accumulated in freezers and refrigerators, and dozens of tons of pork were distributed to nearby restaurants.
Company B received permission for the meat packaging business, but after manufacturing and processing Korean beef udun and brisket grade 2 as packaged meat, they deceived them into grade 1 and delivered them to a nearby school cafeteria.
In addition, companies that produced packaged meat products in places other than licensed workplaces while processing meat packaging or thawed pork belly produced as a frozen product and stored it in a refrigerator room to sell or deliver it in a refrigerator were also caught.
Companies caught this time will be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to 100 million won, and will also receive a disposition such as suspension of business from the competent authority.
Kim Eun-nam, head of the social disaster department in Gyeongnam Province, said, “Recently, there have been frequent reports of illegal acts such as the sale and use of defective food ingredients, so it is important to create a food service environment where citizens can eat safely.” said.
The provincial special judicial police uncovered 59 cases this year by carrying out planning crackdowns on the country of origin of marine products, defective petroleum products, and illegal painting companies. Of these, 32 cases were sent to the prosecution, 20 cases were investigated, and the remaining 7 cases were fined or administratively punished.