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.