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27 NOV, 2012 Food Import Division. Government Agencies Responsible for imported food I Inspection procedures for imported food Status of Food imported.

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1 27 NOV, 2012 Food Import Division

2 Government Agencies Responsible for imported food I Inspection procedures for imported food Status of Food imported III Inspection Order IV Contents Contents Further Information V

3 MIFAFF (Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries) Coverage : Agricultural produce, Processed food, Health functional food, Food additives, Utensil, containers and packaging Regulation : Food Sanitary Act, Health FunctionalFood Act Coverage : Livestocks(beef, pig, poultry, etc.), Processed livestock products, Marine products Regulation : Livestock Sanitation Management Act, Food Sanitation Act (for marine products) KFDA (Korea Food & Drug Administration) I I. Government Agencies Responsible for imported food

4 Gyeongin Regional KFDA 4 Imported Food Inspection centers KFDA Headquater (Osong) Daejeon Regional KFDA Gwanju Regional KFDA 2 Imported Food Inspection centers Seoul Regional KFDA Daegu Regional KFDA Busan Regional KFDA Busan Regional KFDA 4 Imported Food Inspection centers I I. Government Agencies Responsible for imported food Location of KFDA and 6 regional KFDA

5 II II. Inspection procedures and methods for imported food Imports Storage at warehouse Import report to 6 Regional KFDA

6 II. Inspection procedures and methods for imported food Test Types and Durations Microorganism, Nutrition composition, Pesticides Residue, Veterinary drugs Residue, Mycotoxins, Benzopyrene, Food additives, Illegal drugs, and not permitted ingredings in Korea, etc. Laboratory Testing

7 III. Status of Imported Foods in 2011 Total 312,723 (100%) Document test 203,279 (65.0%) Laboratory test 64,535 (20.6%) Sensory test 29,020 (9.3%) Random sampling test 15,889 (5.1%) Inspection types Category of food 167,084 (53.4%) Food additives Utensils, Containers & packages Health Functio n Foods Processed foods Agricultural products 63,051 (20.2%) 42,416 (13.6%) 32,155 (10.3%) 8,017 (2.6%) Total 312,723 (100%)

8 Status of Violations Totals1,014 Food additives307 Specification/standards282 Microorganisms207 Foreign substances76 Pesticides44 Irradiation25 Mycotoxins24 Others23 Benzo(a)pyrene11 Ingredients6 Veterinary drugs6 Prohibited medical compounds in Foods3 III. Status of Imported Foods in 2011 Type of violations

9 Status of imported Organic foods III. Status of imported Organic foods Main organic products - Banana, kiwi, blueberries, coffee, etc - Teas, beverages, cookies, processed fruit-vegetable product, etc Main import countries of organic products - United States, Germany, Italy, France, New zealand, China, Philippines, etc ** Extend the effective period for organic products, by Addenda(Dec. 2009), ‘Foods Labeling Standards’ * → (draft, in-progress) - ‘Environment-Friendly Agriculture Promotion Act.’ Requested by MIFAFF

10 IV. Inspection Order for Foods Relevant rules - Food sanitation act, Article 19-4(‘11.6.7) - Notification on ‘Guideline on inspection order for foods’( ) Aims & Subject - To prevent import hazardous food into Korea and to strengthen responsibility of importer - 1) Foods, etc. from which hazardous substances are detected at home and abroad ; 2) Foods, etc. with high unfitness rates as a result of inspection of foods 3) Foods, etc. over which concern that such foods, etc. might cause harm is or was raised at home and abroad - Shall submit the ‘certificate of laboratory testing’ conducted food sanitary inspection laboratory or certified foreign designed by KFDA commissioner when reporting import report Examples - Inspection order for pesticide residue red peppers(agricultural produce) - Inspection order for formaldehyde made of melamine untensils - Inspection order for benzo(a)pyrene of smoked dried fish

11 V. Further Information - Imported Foods Information Site importfood

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