Korea Proposes New Rules on Food Labelling Standards

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On April 11 and 15, 2019, the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MSDF) proposed multiple drafts on food labelling rules to adopt:

  • “Partial Amendment (Draft) Food Labeling Standards (No.2019-192)”: in this draft, rules specified in Korean Food Labeling and Advertising Acthave been deleted.
  • Partial Amendment (Draft) Children's Favorite Food Nutritional Content and High-Caffeine Food Labelling Standard and Method (No.2019-193)” and “Partial Revision (Draft). Standards And Methods For Labelling Which May Caused Allergen In Children's Preference Foods (No. 2019-194)”, related to terminology and expressions of the daily values for nutrients labelling have been revised.
  • “Partial Amendment (Draft) Labeling Standard of Health Functional Food (No.2019-195)”, where new rules are proposed on the labeling of original equipment manufacturing (OEM) of health functional food.
  • “Establishment Notice (Draft) Regulations on the Demonstration of Labeling and Advertisement for Food Products (No.2019-203)”, that includes requirements for the demonstration data in relation to the food labeling demonstration system.

View all the proposed changes here or in our Food Law Library.

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