MFDS promulgated the amendments to the Health Functional Food Code on July 10, 2020.  The main changes include:
1. Revised Provisions about Probiotics
Previously, the probiotics are required to be produced in dry form for further use in health functional products. If the probiotics used is cultured in liquid form, the relevant product is subject to the management of individual authorized health functional food and should undergo a safety inspection by MFDS (See the details in the“Background" below).
Therefore, to decrease the burden of industry, MFDS approves the probiotics to be manufactured in liquid form in this notice.
Additionally, a new function of probiotics is added as helping promote gut health.