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PM vows to improve food safety at school cafeterias

2014/07/09 14:58

SEOUL, July 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will prohibit food suppliers that fail to meet certain safety criteria from providing school meals, Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said Wednesday.

"Food suppliers that fail to meet standards set forth by the HACCP system will not be able to enter a bid to provide meals in school cafeterias," Chung said, referring to an acronym of a widely accepted method for food safety assurance.

"We also plan on canceling the HACCP license of any supplier that violates food safety measures, even if it's just a one-time offense," he added.

Food safety inspections will be conducted later this month at some 7,500 restaurants near popular summer destinations, Chung said