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South Korea Revises Health Functional Food Code

The dietary reference intake is updated. Vitamin A’s conversion factor and daily intake amount are modified. The specifications of oil containing EPA and DHA are clarified.

On July 29, 2021, MFDS promulgated the latest version of Health Functional Food Code1. The provisions concerning oil containing EPA and DHA is implemented along with the regulation's promulgation on July 29, 2021. Other amendments will come into effect on January 1, 2024. 

The main amendments are specified as below:

1. New Dietary Reference Intakes for Korean

As the "Dietary Reference Intakes for Korean (KDRIs)" stipulated in National Nutrition Management Act2 was updated in 2020, the KDRIs mentioned in the Health Functional Food Code is modified along to keep the two aligned. The new KDRIs can be downloaded below. 

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