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[VIDEO NEWS] Expiration dates finally come to Korean ice cream

Aug 13,2018
1) Why isn’t there an expiration date on ice cream?

2) Is it okay to eat ice cream made three or four years ago?

3) In Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, at 12 p.m., it’s 39 degrees Celsius.

4) What is this?

5) This ice cream was made in December 2014.

6) Isn’t there an expiration date for ice cream?

7) There’s only a manufactured date.

8) Can we eat these?

9) It tastes good but …

10) Confirming whether ice cream really doesn’t have an expiration date.

11) There are no expiration dates for ice cream. All it needs is a manufactured date and storage method. -A relevant official from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

12) Why is that?
Ice cream is sterilized during the manufacturing process. It’s hard for germs to spread on ice cream, so they don’t put expiration dates on it. -A relevant official from Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.

13) Still, it feels a little strange to eat these.

14) This is definitely an ice cream that has melted and then been frozen again.

15) Ice creams melt at room temperature.

16) That means it wasn’t kept at minus 18 degrees Celsius.

17) Microorganisms might spread as it melts.

18) So if we eat this, we’ll probably get stomachaches.

19) Unlike the law, it’s possible that ice cream can change, so a bill for marking expiration dates on ice cream has been issued.

20) In conclusion!!!

21) It might not be a big deal to eat old ice cream, but avoid eating ice cream that looks or smells funny.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Kim Ro-kan
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Josh Doyle