A preschool in Daegu that has been feeding children moldy and rotten food has been exposed.
On November 29, TBC reported on a preschool that was caught making food for children with ingredients that were expired. 37 children from the kindergarten and 1 teacher who ate the food suffered from food poisoning and were treated at a local hospital.
Local health authorities set out to investigate the cause and found out that there were expired ingredients being used in the facility. They found a frying powder that was 4 years past its expiration date, and curry sauce, 2 years past its expiration date.
The punishment for this? The preschool only paid $300 as a fine.
The Daegu Education Department stated, "There are over 100 preschools but we only have 2 people who oversee all the food." Other local authorities also complained that they do not enough manpower to properly oversee all the facilities.