May 24, 2017

Wonshik Choi_South Korea

Korea - Environmental label Certified will restrict the use of harmful substances

The cause of environmental friendly and the content of natural when advertising the product should be indicated
Mérieux NutriSciences_Environmental Label

In Korea currently, the 'environmental friendly' criterion for healthy and safe, natural, and natural ingredients seems unclear.

Therefore, the damage caused by consumer mistakes is increasing. The Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (MOCIE) jointly review the situation and take administrative action against violations. On the other hand, it is unclear how many natural ingredients are included in 'eco-friendly' product advertising, environmentally beneficial, healthy and safe, and natural. In the certification process of environmentally friendly products for children's goods and the consumer's  products , the use of hazardous substances is prohibited or minimized to strengthen the requirements for 'health and safety'. In addition, it has decided to publicly select a trusting agency of GR (Good Recycled Mark) certification to strengthen consumer protection by enhancing transparency.

A survey on the status of environmentally friendly camouflage products is being conducted by the Environmental Industry and Technology Institute, which is a public institution under the Ministry of Environment. In the future, it will strengthen the enforcement by utilizing the special judicial police officers of each ministry and will strengthen the level of sanctions such as criminal charges.

Source: MFDS - Ministry Of Food And Drug Safety



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