‘Stinky feet vermicelli’ factory closed in China

The last pair of running shoes I bought may have been too cheap. My feet reek like blue cheese after wearing them.

A factory producing rice vermicelli in Dongguan, China, found itself caught in a food safety scandal when pictures emerged online of its workers handling the product with their bare feet on the floor.

Stinky feet vermicelli'Major Chinese dailies reported that a netizen posted pictures on the Internet, showing the barefoot workers kicking around piles of the noodle on the floor.

They trampled all over the vermicelli as they walked about in the premises.

One worker was shown lying on a pile of vermicelli while taking an afternoon nap.

Netizens were stunned by the revelation. They condemned the factory, calling their product “stinky foot rice vermicelli.”

The local food safety administration has ordered the factory to be closed temporarily to reassess its production procedures.

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