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Food Science and Biotechnology
→ Food Science and Biotechnology 2021 ; 30(9): 1151-1170
Codex Alimentarius commission on ensuring food safety and promoting fair trade: harmonization of standards between Korea and codex
Joon-Goo Lee1,2 • Yeonkyu Lee1 • Chun Soo Kim1 • Sang Bae Han1
1 Food Safety Policy Division, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Osong-eup, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do 28159, South Korea 2 Department of Food Biotechnology, Dong-A University, Seo-gu, Busan 49315, South Korea
ABSTRACT
Korea’s overall food safety management policies reflect the Codex guidelines in terms of risk analysis and standards. Korea’s food safety management plan, which is established every 3 years, includes the pre-emptive management of risk factors and provides food safety information on the basis of scientific evidence. Since officially joining Codex as a member country in 1971, Korea has led the establishment of six Codex standards, including those for Kimchi and Gochujang. Moreover, Korea’s food standards are harmonized with Codex’s risk assessment system. This review aims to examine the current status and trends of Codex and to summarize and compare the food safety management systems and food standards between Korea and Codex.
KEYWORD
Food safety management · Codex · International standard
Food Science and Biotechnology 2021 ; 30(9): 1151-1170
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