South Korea strengthens non-contact on-site inspections of imported food during COVID-19
By: Date: 2021-02-19 Categories: foodwarning Tags: ,
  Food Partner Network News On February 19, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of South Korea announced that due to the continuous spread of the new crown epidemic, South Korea’s on-site inspections of overseas production companies (factories) When difficulties are reached, South Korea has decided to further strengthen non-contact document inspection and introduce cutting-edge equipment such as smart glasses to conduct remote on-site inspections to enhance timeliness.
  Smart glasses:It is a kind of glasses that is equipped with optical lenses for sending images and a micro-display for receiving images, and real-time viewing of live images.
   Inspection object:Analyze import status and hazard information, and conduct ▲inspection of import and circulation substandard enterprises in 460 enterprises in 35 countries abroad ▲inspection of domestic and foreign risk information related enterprises ▲No documents submitted in 2020 ▲Inspection of production companies of special sanitary management products ▲Registration inspection of excellent import companies, etc.
  Inspection method:Conduct document review on the information that can obtain the self-inspection results of the operator and confirm the sanitation management status of the workplace; when on-site confirmation is required, use smart glasses to remotely confirm the production plant.
   The following table is the on-site inspection plan of the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for China’s overseas production enterprises (factories) in 2021 (unit:home):

Country name
Total
Processed food
Livestock products
Aquatic products
China
72
48
/
24
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