Prosecutors raided the headquarters of McDonald's Korea in downtown Seoul over the alleged "hamburger disease (hemolytic uremic syndrome)" case.
In response to a civic group's accusation against the company, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office has executed a search and seizure warrant for the office of McDonald's Korea in Jongno-gu, Seoul, it said on Nov. 3.
It was carried out following the allegations that McDonald's sold hamburgers with undercooked meat patties, resulting in the so-called "hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)" victims, which was sued by the victims in July 2017.
At the time, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office decided that there was not enough evidence to prove McDonald's fault, and only the patty supplier and three executives and employees were handed over to trial without physical detention.
Some civic groups, including “Political mothers”, filed a complaint against McDonald's Korea for violating the Food Sanitation Act in connection with the hamburger disease in January last year, and the case was reassigned to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.