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SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SK Telecom, Starbucks to Test AI Order

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s No. 1 mobile carrier, said Tuesday it joined forces with Starbucks Korea to allow users of its artificial intelligence (AI) device NUGU to order drinks via voice. Under the agreement, SK Telecom plans to connect NUGU to Starbuck’s order application, allowing users to order [...]

Ministry of Agriculture to Look Into Corruption Issues in Wake of Egg Contamination Scandal

Ministry of Agriculture to Look Into Corruption Issues in Wake of Egg Contamination Scandal

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Agriculture is set to look into issues of corruption surrounding the recent egg contamination scandal that swept across South Korea, after discovering some former government officials now work for private environmental certification issuers. “Once the contamination scandal calms down, we plan to look into the possible causes [...]

Egg Sales in South Korea Drop Amid Contamination Scandal

Egg Sales in South Korea Drop Amid Contamination Scandal

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of eggs in South Korea sharply declined last week amid safety concerns sparked after eggs from local farms were found to be contaminated with banned chemicals, industry data showed Sunday. Egg sales at the country’s largest discount store chain E-Mart from Wednesday to Saturday declined 40 percent compared to the same period the previous week, its operator E-Mart Inc. said. Lotte Mart, another [...]

Government ‘Sorry’ for Tainted-Egg Fiasco

Government ‘Sorry’ for Tainted-Egg Fiasco

SEOUL/SEJONG, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The government offered an apology again on Friday for the ballooning concerns over food safety stemming from eggs contaminated with illegal insecticides or chemicals, while promising to beef up a nationwide system to prevent similar cases from recurring. “I sincerely apologize for causing inconvenience and concerns,” Agriculture Minister Kim [...]

South Korea Begins to Destroy Eggs Contaminated with Harmful Insecticides

South Korea Begins to Destroy Eggs Contaminated with Harmful Insecticides

SEJONG, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea on Thursday began to destroy all eggs contaminated with harmful insecticides in a move to quell public anxiety about food safety. “The government is tracking all tainted eggs and will discard them,” Agriculture Minister Kim Yung-rok said in a National Assembly session. “We will publish all information [...]

PM Orders Food Safety Inspection Amid Scare over Contaminated Eggs

PM Orders Food Safety Inspection Amid Scare over Contaminated Eggs

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon ordered the government Thursday to conduct an all-out inspection to make sure that chickens and processed foods are safe from insecticide-contaminated eggs even after all tainted eggs are removed from the market. Lee also said that the egg scandal can be brought under control before [...]

More Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticides, Government Says

More Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticides, Government Says

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government said Wednesday that eggs from four more farms in the country have been found to be contaminated with harmful pesticides, escalating the health scare over tainted egg products here. Some eggs at a farm with 55,000 hens in Cheorwon, 80 kilometers north of Seoul, were [...]

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

S. Korea Finds Some Egg Products Contaminated with Pesticide

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Some egg products in South Korea have been contaminated with a potentially harmful pesticide, the government said Tuesday, amid a growing health scare in Europe over tainted egg products. Some eggs at a farm with 80,000 hens in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide fipronil [...]