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Buying meat from vending machines.

You can buy your meat of choice; well from a vending machine.

The government has put to public notice until May a revision to the current regulations on animal products to enable a through the internet of things (IOT) a the sale of beef and pork products, among others, sealed in a container through vending machines.

Currently, to sell meat, one has to have an electric freezer, refrigerator, display counter and scales among other things.

The revision will remove this obligatory installation and instead entrust the IOT to regulate the necessary environment for meat preservation, and sales through real-time checks on temperature, shelf-life and other necessary information.

It also will simplify the licensing process.

Nonghyup, the representative association of agricultural cooperatives, has launched a pilot program to sell meat and pork a 300 grams per pack a through unmanned vending machines. Once a law revision is made, it will make such sales available through its network of 800 outlets.

Through the automated system, meat can be sold at a price 20 percent cheaper, according to Nonghyup.

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Publication:The Korea Times News (Seoul, Korea)
Date:Apr 10, 2018
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