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HACCP Operation Regulation for Imported Food
Local Title:
수입식품 안전관리인증기준 운영 규정
Type:
Regulation
Country/Region:
South Korea
Status:
In force
Release Date:
2021-07-01
Implementation Date:
2021-07-01
Competent Authority:
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Summary

On July 1, 2021, MFDS revealed the HACCP Operation Regulation for Imported Food, detailing the accreditation requirements, procedure, and investigation. Thus, the HACCP supervision system for imported food is initially completed. 

Legislation Timeline of Imported Food HACCP Supervision System

 

>> On April 7, 2020, MFDS replaced the registration mechanism for Good Foreign Food Facilities with the newly introduced HACCP accreditation for FFF (Amendments of the Imported Food Act).

 

>> On November 11, 2020, MFDS solicited public opinions on the supporting rules of HACCP Accreditation for FFF. (Draft of Enforcement Rule of Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control)

 

>> On June 30, 2020, MFDS announced that FFFs could apply for the HACCP accreditation when they met the criteria and designated the overseas Kimchi factories as the only one item in the first batch of FFF subject to compulsory HACCP accreditation. (Amendments of Enforcement Rule of Imported Food Act)

 

>> On July 1, 2021, MFDS issued the HACCP Operation Regulation for Imported Food, detailing the accreditation requirements, procedure, and investigation.

Law Hierarchy

  • Main Act: Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control (Imported Food Act)

  • Enforcement decree: Enforcement Decree of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control

  • Enforcement rule: Enforcement Rule of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control

  • Subordinate regulations: Method and Standard of On-site Inspection of Foreign Food Facilities and Foreign Establishments; Registration and Management Standard of Good Importer and Good Foreign Food Facility; Regulation on Registration of Foreign Establishments; Regulations on Inspection of Imported Health Functional Food; Regulation on Inspection of Imported Food, etc.; Food Traceability Management Standard; Food, Food Additives, Livestock Product and Health Functional Food Shelf Life Determination Standard; Regulation on Declaration and Inspections of Imported Livestock Products; HACCP Operation Regulation for Imported Food