company that made and distributed 10 million unauthorized KF94 masks was discovered.
They tricked consumers by taking a package from a licensed company and putting in a fake mask.
This is reporter Kim Hyung-rae.
is a mask manufacturing plant in Gumi, Gyeongbuk.
Unfinished masks are piled up everywhere.
[(Come from the Food and Drug Administration. Hello. What are you working on now?) I am working on the ear.] These
are all products that have not been approved for quasi-drug products from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
In the last four months, only 10 million masks were made by this company, and they were supplied separately from three officially licensed companies, and they were deceived as if they were genuine KF94 masks.
The unlicensed mask looks similar to the original, but the back of the mask and the top of the part that is fixed to the nose are flat in a straight line.
Conversely, for genuine masks in the same packaging, the corresponding part is cut in a semicircle shape.
The front side is also a circular pattern in the case of an unlicensed mask, whereas the genuine product has a triangular pattern or multiple lines.
Since it has not been tested for quality, the performance of the fake mask has not been proven at all.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety arrested the representative of the company on charges of'violation of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act', and also arrested and handed over four employees from three packaging suppliers to the prosecution.
[Hanunseop / KFDA Normal central investigation refurbished to: In particular, they revealed despite gotta booked a suspect identity investigations in progress, and avoiding the deaths manufacturing a mask for unlicensed health, sale]
sikyak Division is already sold Mask 4 million copies are retrieved and distribution channels are tracked for the remaining 6 million copies.
(Video coverage: Kim Hak-mo, video editing: Park Ji-in, VJ: Shin So-young)