South Korea to intensify inspection of imported food

Du Ri Jang, March 20, 2017, 9:49 a.m.

The South Korean food safety watchdog said Monday that it will strengthen monitoring and inspection of imported food through streamlining its operations. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced that it has reorganized the existing department so that it can better focus on checking the safety of imported food.

"The reorganization will make it possible to systemically supervise every stage from customs, distribution, and management of imported food as the ratio of imported food in our diet has grown increasingly," the MFDS said in a press release.

The MFDS said it has also appointed a new head for the department in charge of looking at imported food.

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