On December 22, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) released two exposure drafts for public opinion: MFDS Notice No. 2022-5751 and MFDS Notice No. 2022-5762.
MFDS Notice No. 2022-5751 mainly proposed to optimize the management scheme of contaminants and pesticide residues. MFDS Notice No. 2022-5762 drafted out the meat alternatives’ standard, new types of foods for special medical purposes (FSMP). The consulting periods for both drafts are set to end on February 20, 2023.
The proposed amendments are as below:
1. New Standard of Meat Alternatives (Proposed in MFDS Notice No. 2022-576)
To guide the industry in safely manufacturing meat alternatives, an emerging hot food item in the market, Korean authority drafted out the definition, manufacturing requirements, and labeling standards of meat alternatives.