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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:

Competent authorities

Name of authority
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairrs Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
Mandate/competence
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairrs is responsible for the safety of agri food in the production. Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is responsible for the food safety. 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

In due course lists of legislation related to food safety and consumer protection in each country will be provided. This will be based on FAO's database on Food Legislation (FAOLEX) verified with countries before uploading.

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) 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) We haven’t yet provided any public risk assessments and risk profiles, but have plans to provide them. for animal and plant quartine risk assessments, www.qia.go.kr is the avalilable 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.
Updated on: 15-09-2016
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