South Korea releases major food safety policies that will change in 2021
By: Date: 2021-01-04 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On January 4, the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued the”Main Food Policy Changes in 2021″. Among them, the promotion schedule and main contents of the main safety policies related to food and imported food are shown in the following table:
Agenda
Field
Policy
Main content
January
Food
Allow outdoor business
In principle, operators of ordinary restaurants and pastry shops are allowed to declare the area of ​​outdoor business premises.
Food
Implement the functional labeling system for general food
Ordinary foods can be labeled as functional when they use functional raw materials of healthy functional foods and other scientific evidence.
Food
Increase administrative penalties when foreign objects are mixed in
In the correction order and punishment, it is stipulated that when animal carcasses, knives, etc. are found in food, business shall be closed for 5 days, and parasites, glass, etc. shall be closed for 2 days.
Food
Hygiene education for operators to revise new regulations
When infectious diseases and other epidemics are prevalent, distance education can be conducted.
Imported food
Expand the scope of residual substance inspection results submitted by exporting countries of animal products
Expand the scope of submission of residual substance test results (antibiotics, residual pesticides) and inspection plans of raw materials or final products.
February
Imported food
Provide consumers with imported food safety information
When photographing the Korean label of imported food, you can confirm the import details and unqualified (recall) information of the product.
May
Food
Implement the safety management certification standard (HACCP)”important management point monitoring automatic record management system” preferential measures
The manufacturers using the”Automatic Record Management System (Smart HACCP)” will be given preferential measures such as certification, extended evaluation points, and new Smart HACCP logos.
June
Food
Improve business restrictions caused by damage to business premises
If bankruptcies that are not related to food safety cause loss of business facilities, the 2-year business restriction may not be accepted.
Food
Increase the fine limit for collective canteens
Raise the upper limit of fines for violations of sanitary management compliance matters in collective canteens to 10 million won.
Food and medicine
Improve the testing, inspection and evaluation system in the food and pharmaceutical fields
Make the quality management evaluation items of the test inspection agency meet the internationally recognized test agency operating standards.
Food
Strengthen the safety management of hamburger steak
The operator of the meat packaging processing industry that produces hamburger steaks and other crushed and packaged meat according to the sales requirements will periodically enforce the safety management certification standard (HACCP) system and make it responsible for self-quality inspection.
July
Food
Expand the mandatory labeling of nutritional ingredients in chain stores
Operating more than 50 children’s hobby food chain stores, it is mandatory to label nutrients and allergens.
September
Imported food
Adopt a non-contact verification system for overseas production enterprises
In the event of an emergency where it is impossible to conduct on-site investigations, conduct non-contact inspections of overseas production companies.
Imported food
Adopt a bonus system for reporting unregistered business activities, etc.
Bonus is given to informers of unregistered imported food business, undeclared sales and other illegal activities.
November
Imported food
Provide notification service of processing schedule to import declarers
Developed a mobile application that provides the”Estimated Inspection Schedule Notification Service”.
December
Food
Allow a shared kitchen to operate
Establish a legal basis for operators to share common kitchen business facilities, designate a person in charge of sanitation management, actively respond to problems such as pollution caused by common facilities, and compulsory insurance of liability insurance.
Mid of the year
Imported food
Strengthen the safety management of food directly purchased overseas
Expand the safety inspections of direct-purchased food overseas and block the sales and customs clearance of hazardous products.
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