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Education authorities investigate suspected ‘mouse head’ at college canteen
Published on: 2023-06-08
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The photo of a cooked animal part suspected to be a mouse head by netizens but confirmed by authorities in Nanchang, East China’s Jiangxi Province as a duck neck has aroused heated discussions on Chinese social media. Education authorities in Jiangxi said on Wednesday that they had launched an investigation into the incident.

A student from Jiangxi Industry Polytechnic College in Nanchang released a video online on June 1,showing a strange item suspected as a “mouse head” found in his meal while dining at the college’s canteen.

The video shows that the black cooked food looks like a “mouse skull” with the white “teeth” and long “whiskers” clearly being seen. The video and photos of the food soon drew public attention and aroused heated discussions online.

Jiangxi provincial education authorities told Jimu News on Wednesday that relevant departments are investigating the incident.

After the incident, the college responded on its official Sina Weibo account on June 3, saying that the strange item was confirmed as a duck neck by the student and other classmates in the canteen, and the student also wrote an explanation to clarify the content of the video.

On the same day, Jiang Xiexue, head of the Changdong branch of the market supervision administration of Gaoxin district in Nanchang, confirmed in a program of the China Jiangxi Radio and TV Station that the local law enforcement officials had arrived at the scene and confirmed the strange item as a duck neck after repeated comparison.

On June 4, CNR news reported that relative officials from the local market watchdog had checked the photos taken by the student and made a preliminary judgment that it was a duck neck. The authorities also conducted an inspection of the school canteen’s dishes with the results to be announced in three to five days after investigation.






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