Close  
  • share this

Restaurant worker in Japan throws fish in trash, returns it to cutting board

/ 12:52 PM February 08, 2019
Sushi worker throws fish in trash

INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

One worker in Japan’s largest sushi chain was found throwing a sliced fish into a trash can before retrieving it and setting it back on the cutting board.

The part-time kitchen worker from Kura Corporation, which operates around 400 Kura Sushi restaurants, recorded himself performing the act, as per Japan Times on Feb. 7. The incident happened in a Kura Sushi restaurant in Moriguchi City in Osaka Prefecture.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the video, the worker can be seen slicing fish on a counter inside the kitchen. He then took a piece of sliced fish and tossed it into a blue trash can before retrieving it back with his gloved hands. The trash can contained styrofoam trays and plastic. 

The worker, as per the report, then uploaded the video online where it went viral.

FEATURED STORIES

The company has since issued a statement, saying the fish was not served to any of its costumers. However, it was taking the incident seriously and assessing whether to take legal action or not.

Moreover, the company apologized to its customers who may have been disgusted by the video.

“We deeply apologize for causing disgust and unease to our customers because of this footage,” the company was quoted as saying. It is also taking efforts to train its employees to ensure no similar incidents will happen again in the future.  Cody Cepeda /ra

RELATED STORIES: 

Employee caught resting bare feet on donut crate; company commits to take action 

Mister Donut in Japan serves bleach, sickens five 

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Fish, Food Safety, food sanitation, Japan, Kura Sushi, Osaka, sushi
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.