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  • 2016

    Establishment of the Division of Integrated Food Information Service(Headquarters))
  • 2015

    -1 Division and 2 Imported Food Inspection Centers Established
    -Headquarter: Pharmaceutical Safety Evaluation Division
    -Regional Food and Drug Administration: Incheon Port Imported Food Inspection Center, Yongin Imported Food Inspection Center

    -Headquarter and Affiliated Agencies Restructuring by Duty
    HQ
    Duties of Health Functional Food Standard Division, Medical Device Quality Division and Novel Food Division(transferred to NIFDS) transferred to other offices or abolished Health Functional Food Policy Division and Medical Device Safety Evaluation Division newly established

    Institute(National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation, NIFDS)
    Radiation Safety Division abolished
    Novel Food Division(transferred from HQ), In-vitro Diagnostic Division newly created
    Nation Center for Lot Release renamed to Vaccines Division
    Blood Products Team renamed to Blood Products Division

    Headquarter(1 Planning and Coordination Office, 7 Bureaus, 1 Office, 46 Divisions)
    7 Affiliated Agencies: 1 Institute(6 Departments, 40 Divisions),
    6 Regional Administrations(2 Centers for Food & Drug analysis, 15 Imported Food Inspection Centers)
  • 2014

    1 Division(Quasi-drug Policy Division) established in the Headquarter
  • 2013

    Ministry of Food and Drug Safety(Status elevated from KFDA)
    - Policy-making function regarding food and drug safety of Ministry of Health and Welfare and duties regarding sanitation and safety of agro-livestock fishery products of Ministry of Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries transferred to MFDS according to revision of National Government Organization Act(Mar. 23, 2013)
    - MFDS has one Headquarter(1 Planning and Coordination Office, 7 Bureaus, 1 Office, 43 Divisions) and 7 Affiliated Agencies(1 Institute(6 Departments, 39 Divisions), 6 Regional Administrations(13 Imported Food Inspection Centers))
    Established 2 Divisions(Alcoholic Beverages Safety Management and Planning Division(temporary), Pharmaceutical Approval and Patent Management Division) in the Headquarter
  • 2012

    KFDA has one Headquarter, 7 Affiliated Agencies(1 Institute, 6 Regional Administrations).
    - Headquarter : 1 Planning and Coordination Office, 5 Bureaus(1 office and 4 Departments), 53 Divisions
    - Institute : 3 Departments, 28 Divisions
    - 6 Regional Administrations (8 Imported Food Inspection Centers)
  • 2011

    Established Emergency Planning Office under the Planning & Coordination Bureau.
    Abolished GMP and Quality Research Team under the National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation.
    Established Biopharmaceutical Quality Management Division under Biopharmaceuticals & Herbal Medicine Bureau.
    Established Cell & Gene Therapy Division under Biopharmaceuticals and Herbal Medicine Evaluation Department.
    Changed Advanced Therapy Products Division to Recombinant Protein Products Division.
    Reorganized the Medical Devices Evaluation Bureau based on the different clinical fields. Diagnostic Medical Devices Division, Therapeutic Medical Devices Division and Medical Materials and Supplies Division changed to Cardiovascular Devices Division, Orthopetic & Restrorative Devices Division, and Dental & Gastroenterology Devices Division.
    Established High-Tech Medical Devices Division
  • 2010

    The National Tax Service transferred Liquor Safety Management responsibilities to the KFDA.
    Adverse Effect inspection Team of the Nation Institute Food and Drug Safety Evaluation was abolished and became Pharmaceutical Safety Information Team under Pharmaceutical Safety Bureau of the KFDA.
    Evaluation Science Division of the NIFDS changed their name to Pharmaceutical Standardization Research and Testing Division.
    The KFDA relocated to Osong Health Technology Administration Complex, Osong, ChungBuk during November.
  • 2009

    The KFDA Headquarters was previously comprised of 1 Officer, 5 Bureaus(5 Departments), 65 Divisions, but the composition was changed to 1 Officer, 5Bureaus(1 Officer and 4 Departments), 48 Divisions. Criminal Investigations Office, and Foreign Inspection Division were established.
    National Institute of Toxicological Research was transformed into National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation(3 Departments, 18 Divisions > 3 Departments, 29 Divisions)
  • 2008

    Innovation Planning Officer, and Laboratory Test Management Team were abolished, and creation and innovation Officer, and Laboratory Audit Team were newly formed instead.
    Headquarters were changed to bureaus, and the Team-based System became Division-based.
    The responsibility of treating and caring narcotic addicts was transferred to the ministry for Health, welfare and Family Affairs.
  • 2007

    Spokesperson system was introduced for the advanced system for the press coverage, KFDA also reinforced its staff and newly created 5 teams.
  • 2006

    Bureau for Risk Management, information Management Team, Customer Support Team, Novel Food Team, Clinical Management Team, Herbal Medicine Management Team, Cosmetics Evaluation Team, Biologics Management Team, Herbal Medicine Evaluation Team, Medical Devices Quality Management Team were founded.
  • 2005

    The organization of 2 Offices, 2 Bureaus, and 6 departments was restructured into 6 Headquarters, and 4 Departments.
    Teambased system was introduced to all Divisions.
  • 2004

    The organization was restructured with the creation of Medical Devices Management Division, and Bioproduct Technical Support Division.
  • 2003

    KFDA newly established Health Functional Food New Division, Health Functional Food Standardization Division, and Biologics Standardization Division along with the increase in staff.
  • June, 2002

    The National Center of Toxicological Research was reorganized to National institute of Toxicological Research.
  • February, 1998

    The Korea Food and Drug Safety Headquarter was raised to the status of administration(Korea Food and Drug Adminstration)
  • April, 1996

    Korea Food and drug Safety Headquarter and six Regional Offices were established.
    Four departments of the National Institute of Health were reorganized to six Safety Evaluation departments.
    The National Institute of public Health Safety Research was reorganized to National Center of Toxicological Research.