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KFDA Policy on Food Safety Control for Imported Foods

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KFDA Policy on Food Safety Control for Imported Foods

  1. 1. KFDA policy on food safety control for imported foods 28 OCT, 2011 수입식품과
  2. 2. 1 Government Agencies Responsible for imported food2 Testing procedures and methods for imported food3 Current Status for Food imported4 Amendment of Food Sanitation Act. 2
  3. 3. 1. Government Agencies Responsible for imported foodKFDA (Korea Food & Drug Administration) • Coverage : Agricultural products, processed food, health functional food, food additives, utensil, containers and packaging. • Regulation : Food Sanitary Act, Health Functional Food ActMIFAFF (Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries) • Coverage : Livestocks(beef, pig, poultry, etc.), Processed livestock products(99 items), Marine products • Regulation : Livestock Sanitation Management Act, Food Sanitation Act (for marine products) 3
  4. 4. 2. Testing procedures and methods for imported food Imports Storage Import report at warehouse 4
  5. 5. 2. Testing procedures and methods for imported foodTest Types and Durations Laboratory Testing Microorganism, nutrition composition, pesticides, mycotoxins, benzopyrene, food additives, veterinary drugs, illegal drugs, and not permitted in Korea, etc. Random Document Sensory Laboratory sampling review test test test (2days) (3days) (10days) (5days) Confirm Reject⇒ Domestic Distribution ⇒ Return or Discard 5
  6. 6. 2. Testing procedure and methods for imported foods Location of KFDA and 6 regional KFDA Gyeongin Seoul Regional KFDA Regional KFDA 3 test bodies Daegu Regional KFDA KFDA (Osong) Busan Regional KFDA Daejeon Regional KFDA 4 Test bodies Gwanju Regional KFDA 2 Test sub-bodies 6
  7. 7. 3. Status of imported foods < Total>500,000 14,000,000450,000 12,000,000400,000 10,000,000350,000 8,000,000300,000 6,000,000250,000 4,000,000200,000150,000 2,000,000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Case Total Weight(ton) In 2010, foods are imported from 129 countries Total Amount(thousand $) 7
  8. 8. 3. Status of Imported Foods in 2010 Status of Inspection types ’09년 8월 Document Sensory Laboratory Random Total sampling test test test test 293,988 183,109 25,974 59,431 25,474 (100%) (62.3%) (8.8%) (20.2%) (8.7%) In Year 2010, Cases 15.1%, Weight 14.2%, Amount 22.8% were increased in contrast to 2009 , whereas Laboratory test(including Random sampling test) was decreased by roughly 2% Status of Foods (compared to 2009, in %) Utensils, Agricultural Processed Food Health Function Containers & products foods additives Foods packages 39,413 157,570 33,503 56,947 6,555 (19.0↑) (12.7↑) (7.7↑) (28.6↑) (7.2↓)
  9. 9. Status of Violation Contents Contents 2010 year 2009 year 1,143 1,229 Totals (0.39%) (0.48%) Subtotals 317 483 2010년 Agricultural Products 500 1 - 2009년 450 Processed Foods 38 56Specification/ 400 Health Function Foods 90 71standards 350 Food Additives (Contents 26 26 300 etc.) 250 Utensil, Containers & 162 330 200 PackagesFood Additives(Sulfur dioxide etc.) 150 356 280 100Microorganism 217 242 50Alien Substances 104 100 0Pesticides 16 17Veterinary medicines 7 17Mycotoxins(Aflatoxins etc.) 24 8Benzopyrene 23 19Prohibited Medical compounds in Foods 6 17Irradiation 25 -Others 49 46
  10. 10. 3. Status of imported Organic foods• Main organic products - banana, wheat(for flour), kiwi, acorn - Brown sugar, Processed fruit-vegetable product, Processed sugar product, Infused tea, Soy flour• Main import countries of organic products - USA, Germany, Italy, China, France, Brazil, Philippine, Australia 10
  11. 11. •4. Amendment of Food sanitation Act Revised Food sanitation act on 19 Aug., 2011• Exception item of document review - Non-color glasses with lead compound in cooking utensils• Laboratory test - Foods imported by processor(manufacturer) for dectected Hazard substance for 2 years• Changed criteria of The same foods of the same company - Deletion importer in criteria• Establishment of Collection amount - Supplement collection amount of Irradiation test• Revised of “Import Report” form - Change of Handling period in heat-preservation test(15days) - Establishment of Handling period in Irradiation test(14days) - Checking of High calorie - low nutrient food
  12. 12. Imported Foods Information Site:http://www.foodnara.go.kr/ importfood

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