The US fast-food chain McDonald's said on Saturday that it has halted sales its bulgogi burger across South Korea due to several illness complaint. The suspension comes after a number of customers showed symptoms of enteritis after having the burger at a branch in Jeonju, south-western Korea.
On Monday, seven primary school students and a teacher complained to McDonald's that they suffered from stomachaches and high fever after eating the burgers on Aug 25.
Following the complaint, the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has launched an investigation to find out the exact cause of the customer's disease.
The company said in a press release that "the decision to halt the sales of bulgogi burgers is a pre-emptive action while waiting for the MFDS examination results to come out. McDonald's Korea wishes the affected customers a quick recovery."
In July, the American fast-food chain had faced complaints for its over undercooked hamburger patties, which allegedly caused at least one girl to become ill.