The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA, Minister Lee Dong-phil) announced that there would be a traceability of pork throughout the entire process from breeding to butchering, packaging and sales as of December 28th.
Problems from the pilot project since October 2012 have been addressed. The previous law, ‘Act on the Traceability of Cattle and Beef,’ has fully been amended as of December 27th, 2013 by including other livestock and products thereof, such as pork, into the scope of the law. A year after the amendment, as of December 28th, 2014, the new traceability act took effect.
The traceability is designed to identify causes of any potential issues regarding pork, and to provide prompt measures to collect and discharge the problematic meat if/when necessary by recording information of trade stages from breeding to sales.
Wednesday December 31, 2014/ MAFRA/ Korea.