Ahead of the Chuseok holiday, butchers were caught selling livestock products by deceiving them.

In the case of pork, as the method of determining the country of origin became simpler, the number of cases of detection increased.

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crackdown team visited a butcher shop pretending to be a customer ahead of Chuseok.

When I ask for 20,000 won worth of pork belly and neck, the owner recommends Korean pork first.

[Butcher shop owner: Then do it for one dollar. This handful of money is delicious, the meat. Domestic handfuls!] That's a


The enforcement team bought domestic pork four times from the same place and checked the origin, but it was not domestic.

However, I try to take advantage of the fact that foreign-made, hand-made, and pig breeds are the same.

[Butcher in violation of the country of origin: (Are you saying that foreign products may have been sold as domestic products without my knowledge?) Yes. (You said you never sold it on purpose?) Yes.]

In the past, samples had to be sent to the Gimcheon Research Center in North Gyeongsang Province to read the country of origin, but now it only takes 5 minutes.

This is thanks to the African swine fever ASF antibody kit introduced by the National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service in April.

We focused on the fact that only domestic pigs, which require ASF vaccination, have antibodies.

It is an origin identification kit using African swine fever antibody.

With this kit, you can distinguish between domestic and foreign pork with 97% accuracy.

Since field readings are possible with a small amount of samples, the number of detections of violations of country of origin labeling at small butchers, which had been a blind spot for enforcement, increased sevenfold.

The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service plans to strengthen the crackdown on country of origin labeling until the 20th, the eve of Chuseok.

(Video coverage: Lee Kwang-soo G1 Broadcasting)