Koreans will soon be able to check the food on their tables
as the government will compile a list of information on potentially harmful
foods and put it up on the Internet next year.
The system will enable consumers to check the production
history of food by indicating the name of the product, where it was sold,
and its country of origin.
The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
says it plans to revise related laws this year and monitor the entire
process of getting food into the local market.
And stricter benchmarks for food safety under the World
Health Organization's certification, called CODEX, will also be applied.
All this information will be laid out on a new unified
Until now, different websites separately provided
information on agro-livestock and fisheries.
Officials expect that the new site will protect people as
previous hazardous food products related to melamine and malachite green
occurred from a lack of information.