Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2019.01.08
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Regions Affected
Documents are available from the Ministry Food and Drug Safety website (www.mfds.go.kr). Also available from: International Cooperation Office Ministry of Food and Drug Safety 187 Osongsaengmyeong2-ro, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, 28159 Republic of Korea Tel: (+82) 43 719-1564 Fax: (+82) 43-719-1550 Email: intmfds@korea.kr
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Proposed Revision of the “Labelling standard and method for relative comparison of Sodium content”</p>
Product
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Noodles [19021910] including sauces [2103], Naeng-myun [19021930] including sauces [2103], Instant noodles [19023010] including sauces [2103], ready-to-eat hamburger and ready-to-eat sandwich</p>
Description of Content

The main proposed amendments of the “Labelling standard and method for relative comparison of Sodium content” is as the following:
- The sodium content should be displayed in eight sections, separated by color, based on the Nutrient Reference Value(NRV) of 2,000mg
- The sections with a sodium content of less than 2,000mg should be coloured yellow and those with a sodium content of more than 2,000mg should be coloured red
- The font size should be indicated by at least 6 points

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Providing better information to consumers, promotion of public health</p>
Relevant Documents

Ministry Food and Drug Safety Advance Notice No. 2018-538 (31 December 2018)

Final Date of Comments
2019.03.09
Contact Details
Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Division Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) 93, Isu-ro, Maengdong-myeon, Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea, 27737 Tel.: (+82) 43 870 5525/5526 Fax: (+82) 43 870 5682 E-mail: tbt@kats.go.kr Website: http://www.knowtbt.kr
Document Online Link (EN)
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