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Republic of Korea
Codex Contact Point
Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) 94, Dasom 2-ro, Sejong-Si, Republic of Korea, 339-012 Tel: +82 44 201 2080
E-mail: codex1@korea.kr
Website:
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
Mandate/competence
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is responsible for the safety of agro and livestock products in the production. Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is responsible for the food(including agro, livestock, aquatic products) safety in distribution, manufacture, importing, consumption. Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is responsible for the safety of fisheries in the production.
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety - Risk information division (eaglelee@korea.kr, +82-43-719-1751)

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
Before Codex committee, we have several meetings with other related government stakeholders, industries and private sectors, etc.
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
food safety overall: Korea National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation, Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), Food and Hygiene Advisory Committee pesticide safety: Korea Rural Development Administration (RDA)

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
food: Food Safety Evaluation Department in National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation agrifood: Quarantine and Inspection agency
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
food safety: www.foodsafetykorea.go.kr(provides risk-profies of residue and contaminants) for animal and plant quarantine risk assessments, www.qia.go.kr is the available link for public.
Official Laboratory
National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation Regional office of Food and Drug Safety Institute of Health Environment other designated official laboratories
other designated official laboratories
Official Competence
Domestic and imported foods including livestock products, functional foods, food additives, food packaging, containers and equipment
Domestic and imported foods including livestock products, functional foods, food additives, food packaging, containers and equipment

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
Notification surveillance system
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
National monitoring system pesticides, veterinary drugs, natural contaminants, etc.