Family Mart employee fired after video shows him licking items

Convenience store operator Family Mart Co. on Monday announced the dismissal of a male employee after the emergence of a video showing him licking items, the latest of several similar incidents involving a food-related company in the last week, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 12).
In the clip, which was uploaded to a social-networking service, the employee was shown licking several items, including a packaged food product and the cap of a plastic bottle, before placing them in a bag at an outlet in Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture.During the filming, the person operating the camera, who is an acquaintance of the employee, can be heard laughing.

Over the last week, two other companies have been forced to deal with similar incidents.