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South Korea proposed to “food labeling standards” be revised

12 October 2009 2,784 views No Comment

South Korea on October 2, 2009 notification issued G/TBT/N/KOR/236, notified the name “food labeling standards proposed amendment.” The circular recommended “food labeling standards,” contents of the amendments are:


     – OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products shall be marked in the outer surface of the main display, and the font size font size not less than half the product name, or marked in accordance with a certain proportion of the main display surface;


     – For the flow through the plant after thawing of frozen cake, or salted fermented fish, “Health Product Date”, “thaw date”, “thaw after the date of sale,” “post-thaw storage conditions and the use of the specific conditions” are not less than 12 pounds should be the size of fonts displayed in the packaging of the main display surface;


     – Containing phenol formaldehyde or urea formaldehyde food utensils or containers should be marked “Prohibition of Microwave”;


     – Heat-resistant glass should be marked with instructions for use: “direct heating”, “for use in microwave,” “applies to the oven,” or “against heat”;


     – If the food contains some or all of the contain man-made or natural flavor, should be a place next to food names and food names with the same size or larger fonts marked “spice” name;


     – If the man-made or natural flavor only be used for seasoning, then the packaging can not be used condiment made of fruit or vegetable of the picture, to avoid misleading consumers;


     – As the certification system of organic processed foods by the Korea Food Industry Promotion Law of the formulation, should be removed from the organic food labeling standards for processed food-specific labeling standards;


     – In the chewing gum used in the production of a list of food additives should be listed;


     – Korea Food Additives Code in accordance with the provisions of the name of the food additive should be marked.


     The circular on December 1, 2009 took effect.

Source: WTO, Inspection and Quarantine Information Network

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