FDA asks food exporters to South Korea to register
The Food and Drug Administration has asked all food exporters to South Korea or those who intend to export there to register with the South Korean before August 4, 2016 if they do not want to risk the rejection of their products.
In FDA Advisory No. 2016-078 dated July 21, 2016, the FDA said South Korea’s Ministry of Food & Drug Safety has implemented a Special Act on Safety Management of Imported Food and the implementation of regulations for efficient management of food policies.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food & Drug Safety is now requiring the preregistration of foreign food facilities and livestock establishments. Registration with the ministry means allowing it to inspect the facilities and refusing on-site inspection will provide the ministry the legal basis to suspend imports from the concerned establishment.
The South Korean government has already requested the Philippine Agriculture Office in Seoul for its cooperation in requiring Philippine-based food facilities to register before August 4, 2016.
Registration can be done online at https://impfood.mfds.go.kr