Published Mar 28, 2024

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The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) have heightened their scrutiny on imported chili and chili products from Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Mexico due to safety concerns. The MFDS has extended its inspection order for certain pesticides in chili imports until March 30, 2025, focusing on hot peppers from Vietnam for seven specific pesticides. Meanwhile, the TFDA has increased supervision after finding the carcinogenic dye Sudan Red III in chili powder from China. These measures aim to ensure the safety of imported food products, protect consumers, and emphasize the importance of compliance with international safety standards, especially given the significant increase in Vietnamese chili exports, which reached $72 million in 2023.
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Source: According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Korea, the Trade Office received a letter from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announcing the re-designation of imported foods that must be inspected when into Korea. Korea and Taiwan (China) strengthen inspection of imported chili for food safety. Accordingly, in order to raise awareness of importers' food safety responsibilities and ensure consumer safety. imported food, MFDS announced that it will extend the inspection order under Article 22 (Order to conduct inspection) of the "Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control" and under the "Regulations on Inspection Orders for with imported food"... Before ending the inspection order, MFDS decided to re-designate some food items for inspection after many considerations and reviews due to high non-conformity rates or high risks. harm. For products imported from Vietnam, the food items that need to be checked are hot peppers (Cayenne, Capsicum, Chili ...
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