From March 2019, the sales person who labels and advertises the foods should prove the contents of the labels and advertisement. In addition, regulations on the labeling and advertising of foods distributed in the Food Sanitation Act, the Health Functional Food Act, and the Livestock Sanitation Management Act are integrated into one.
The government has promulgated the "Food and Other Labels and Advertisements Act" on March 13th enacted on March 14th, 2019.
The Act defines the main contents of foods, food additives, utensils, containers and packaging that are designated by the Food and Drug Safety Directorate as notifiable by law to be related to food, health functional foods, livestock products, and the key content of labeling and advertising regulations.
In addition, the salesperson who displays and advertises the foods shall be able to substantiate the facts related to the facts of the label and advertisement made by them, and the MFDS (Ministry of Food and Drug safety) shall, when it is deemed necessary to substantiate as unjustified labeling and advertisement, ask the salesperson to submit proofs of the substantiations.
At the same time, it is important to promote public morality and social ethics by encouraging the use of labels and advertising types such as foods prohibited by the Health Functional Food Act, the Food Sanitation Act, and the Livestock Sanitation Act, added infringing labels and advertisements.
Meantime, current preliminary deliberation system under the Health Functional Food Act and the Food Sanitation Act is abolished, and the group under the Article 28 of the Korean Food Industry Association and the Health Functional Food Act under the Food Sanitation Act, which operates the organization to prevent unwarranted labeling and advertising, has enrolled its operating facts to the MFDS.
For more detail, please visit, https://youtu.be/Us2c4miqovk showing the detail regulation framework and its policy.
Source: SEAH bio