¡Û Implementation policy for providing safe agriculture, livestock and fishery products ¡Û Establishment of country's infrastructure for ensuring that people enjoy the Agriculture, livestock and fishery products
¡Û After the establishment in 2013, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has unified safety management of Agriculture, livestock and fishery products. From production to an end-consumer, all of the steps of safety management of agriculture, livestock and fishery products is now managed and coordinated under the responsibility of MFDS in cooperation with other Ministries.
1) At production stage, in order to prevent contamination of agriculture, livestock and fishery products, MFDS is cooperating with other departments like Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries so that weak areas can be intensively managed, especially producers with non-compliant record and regions that are concerns of contamination. MFDS is now planning to put forth scienceefficiency of safety investigation at production stage by analyzing food safety information by each organization and investigation results.
2) At manufacturing stage, a manufacturer is requested to declare manufacture of livestock and items. In order to ensure safety, self-quality inspection and HACCP system is enforced to protect food from hazards in advance. MFDS is now planning to put forth qualitative management by expanding items mandated for HACCP implementation and strengthening post-examination of HACCP certification organization, etc.
¡î HACCP(Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) system
¡Û In order to strengthen safety of foods production and manufacturing, MFDS promoted mandatory implementation of HACCP.
|Classification||Stage||Enforcement date||Industry subject to implementation|
|Dairy industry||1||Jan. 1, 2014|
|2||Jan. 1, 2015|
|3||Jan. 1, 2016|
|Processed dairy industry||1||Jan. 1, 2015|
|2||Jan. 1, 2016|
|3||Jan. 1, 2017|
|4||Jan. 1, 2018|
|Processed egg industry||1||Dec. 1, 2016||Yearly total sales more than 100,000,000 won with number of employees less than 5|
|2||Dec. 1, 2017||Yearly total sales more than 100,000,000 won with number of employees less than 5|
SOURCE: Livestock Products Sanitation Division
Source: Livestock Products Sanitation Division
3) At distribution and consumption stage, inspection of safety for agricultural products trading center, etc prior to distribution, collection inspection of distributed agriculture, livestock fishery products at wholesale and domestic level, and monitoring of false/exaggerated advertisement, surveillance of livestock sanitation, etc. will be enforced. MFDS is now planning to put forth strengthened management of distribution channel to block distribution of agricultural, livestock and fishery products with hazardous concerns and as well as strengthened communication with consumers.
¡Û To prevent food, etc from hazards and for sanitation, on-site visit is enforced to collect and inspect if food, etc is for sales and to check whether it is compliant to standards and specifications set by Food Code, etc or not. If the food is non-compliant as a result of collection ¡¤ inspection, measures to recall or seize ¡¤ discard are taken promptly.
¡Û Monitoring of advertisement through internet, broadcast, newspaper, magazine, printed article, etc is enforced to prevent consumer damage through advertisement contents indicating that food is effective for disease treatment or advertisement contents that may be confusing with medicinal drug in advance.
¡Û Because it is difficult to surveil food services systematically with labor force of the officials, active participation of consumers is encouraged for surveillance of food sanitation. In order to ensure supplementation and transparency, administrative organization of surveillance through consumer food sanitation surveillance is enforced.
4) There is a limit to ensure imported food safety just with inspection at customs clearance stage. Therefore, safety management is being expanded and implemented to strengthen on-site safety management
before exporting to Korea by mandating registration of foreign food manufacturing facilities in advance pursuant to¡¸Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management¡¹, expanding facilities subject to foreign inspection and strengthening administrative matter, and implementing import sanitation evaluation for livestock products and implementing registration of foreign facilities, etc.
Also, thorough inspection is strengthened for the substance with high potential for hazard at the customs clearance stage of imported livestock products and in order to give more consciousness of responsibility to business managers, responsibility of importer is strengthened by adjusting penalty and disadvantage of the intentional and habitual offences and fundamentally block import of non-compliant food. From now on, greater effort will be made for safety management in advance in order to block entry of hazardous food in Korea, promptly allow customs clearance of agriculture, livestock and fishery products that are safe, and conduct strengthen foreign inspection of exporting countries, etc.
|Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act||
||Agro-livestock and Fishery Products Policy Division|
|Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act||
||Agricultural and Fishery Products Safety Division|
|Food Sanitation Act||
||Foreign Inspection Division, Agricultural and Fishery Products Safety Division|
|Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management||
||Foreign Inspection Division|
|Law regarding test and inspection on food and drug||
||Livestock Sanitation Safety Division|