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Korean Allergen Labeling System Entered into Force on May 30

  •   6 Jun 2017
  •    Yilia Ye
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    • MFDS announced that “allergen labeling system” would become effective on May 30.

    Allergens are required to be labeled by food enterprises with more than 100 chains selling food favored by children.

    On May 29, 2017, MFDS released the notice of official implementation of “allergen labeling system”. It became effective on May 30, and food enterprises with more than 100 chains selling children favored food are required to label names of allergen on their products.

    According to the notice, allergens are required to be labeled when manufacturing food containing following sensitized food: eggs, milk, buckwheat, peanuts, soybeans, wheat, mackerel, crab, shrimp, pork, peaches, tomatoes, sulphite, walnuts, chicken, beef, squid, shellfish (oyster, abalone, mussel etc.)

    For food sold in the market, names of related raw materials are required to be labeled around the product names or product price, or set unified label on the brochure or poster.

    For food sold online, it should be labeled on the related websites.

    For food ordered by telephone, leaflets with allergen and label are required to be provided.

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