Anger at tainted dumplings

South Koreans are demanding regulators put more bite into food safety laws after reports some food makers may have for years used spoiled vegetables in their hugely popular dumplings.

The discovery has prompted a public outcry and calls for harsh penalties.

Four dumpling stuffing suppliers had been charged for food safety violations after raids on processing plants, a police officer involved in the case told Reuters by phone on Friday.

Police would only give the name of one of the four stuffing suppliers and that company did not answer phone calls.

So far, there have been no reports the dumplings have made anyone sick.

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