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South Korea Updates the Food Code: Aiming to Open up More Opportunities
Apr 01, 2021
MFDS announced the amendment to the Food Code on March 25, 2021. The new version brought changes in numerous aspects, shifting the food definition, categorization, and storage and distribution standards, specifying new food materials, updating the MRL standards.
Food Raw Materials Updates in South Korea 2020
Jan 18, 2021
This article collected the changes in food raw materials in South Korea 2020.
South Korea Revises Health Functional Food Code
Sep 25, 2020
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety promulgated the amendments to Health Functional Food Code. The new precautions for nine ingredients are added. Besides, chromium’s new function is inserted.
South Korea Introduces the Function Claim Scheme for General Foods in the 10th FOODPOLIS International Conference
Jul 28, 2020
MFDS introduces the function claim for general food and specified twenty-nine ingredients applicable for general food with function claims. The manufacture, labelling, and advertising requirements were detailed along.
South Korea Revises the Health Functional Food Code
Jul 16, 2020
The method for manufacturing probiotics in liquid form is approved. New functions of probiotics, ginseng, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C are specified. The test method of water-soluble vitamins submitted by the enterprises is to be permitted where MFDS' test methods are not applicable.
South Korea’s Customized Health Functional Food System
Apr 30, 2020
MFDS permitted seven enterprises engage in a pilot program to run a “Customized Health Functional Food” system. "Customized Health Functional Foods” are functional foods formulated using a mix of different active ingredients by accredited healthcare workers made to meet the individual nutritional or physiological requirements of consumers.
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MFDS Approves New Probiotic Which Alleviates Menopausal Symptoms
Oct 12, 2019
As reported by Food News on Oct. 10, 2019, Lactobacillus acidophilus YT1 Probiotics obtained MFDS approval for use as a raw material in health functional foods.
MFDS Recalls Foods Containing Mastic Gum Powder
Sep 24, 2019
As revealed by an MFDS report issued on September 19th, 2019, South Korea is recalling 16 food products produced at home and abroad.
South Korea Revises Food Code and Food Additive Code
Jul 26, 2019
As revealed by MFDS Notice 2019-63 and 65, South Korea revised the standard and specification in food and food additives.
MFDS Revises Food Code
Jul 09, 2019
Six aquatic products have been approved as food raw materials The maximum residue limit of ethoxyquin in aquatic products has been specified New testing methods of residue limits in livestock and aquatic products are stipulated
Updates of Consultation Drafts in China, 2018-2020
China Consults on Series of Health Food Related Documents, Involving Function Catalogue, Function Evaluation and Human Consumption Trial
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics 2020-2021
Asia Pacific Food Regulation Dynamics | March 2021
Newly Released Regulations & Standards, 2018-2020
China Releases Five Guidelines for Organic Foods Certification Sampling
China Unveils the New GB Standards for Infant Formula Milk Powder
China Approves 50 National Food Safety Standards and 4 Amendments, Cheese, Infant Formula and Maximum Levels of Contaminants Involved
China Releases New Measures for the Safety Administration of Imported and Exported Foods
China Updates the Administrative Provisions on Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Foods
Japan JCII Embarks upon FCM Product Registration Service Starting from Apr. 1
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