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Korea Extends Implementation of Organic Processed Foods Regulation

The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) published its final revision to the Labeling Guidelines for Food Products, which included an extension of the labeling standard for organic processed food products until December 31, 2010.

Korea Extends Implementation of Organic Processed Foods Regulation

 

On December 31, the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) published its final revision to the Labeling Guidelines for Food Products, which included an extension of the labeling standard for organic processed food products until December 31, 2010. This was the last regulatory change necessary to finalize the one-year extension. The new MIFAFF regulation was to be fully implemented on January 1, 2010 and would replace the KFDA labeling guideline for organic products. The United States and several other organic exporting countries encouraged Korea to extend the deadline in order for certifiers to become accredited to the new regulation, and to work with MIFAFF to add language to the regulation to allow for recognition of foreign accrediting bodies and equivalence to foreign standards.

The effect of this decision is that for 2010 The Republic of Korea (ROK) will operate under two Organic Labeling systems.  The new KDFA regulation is in place for operators who comply with it and, for 2010, organic products such as NOP certified can continue to be imported as before.  OTCO clients exporting to Korea should see no difference in regulation or procedures.

Oregon Tilth continues to be involved and monitor regulatory changes in Korea, please contact us for more information or visit our Korea Standards page on our website.

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