South Korea: Frozen snow crabs from Russia caught on forgery of hygiene certificate

Updated Jun 2, 2023
Representatives of food companies who tried to import frozen snow crabs from Russia by forging hygiene certificates were caught. All of the frozen snow crab will be returned to Russia.
On the 2nd, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it had sent three people, including food importer CEOs A and B, and import declaration agent CEO C, to the prosecution on charges of violating the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management. They are accused of trying to import 6.65 tons of frozen snow crabs from Russia worth 250 million won by counterfeiting. The health certificate refers to a certificate issued by the exporting country after confirming the product name, quantity/weight, manufacturing facility information, etc. In the process of processing the import declaration of frozen snow crab, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety suspected the authenticity of the hygiene certificate, one of the documents submitted, and began an investigation. As a result of the investigation, it was revealed that three people, including Mr. A, the representative of a food importer, arbitrarily modified the sanitation certificate when the month of manufacture written on the ...
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