S. Korea may enact tougher safety rules for food imports

06/18/2013 | Asia News Network

A group of 12 South Korean lawmakers have proposed a food-safety bill that would consolidate rules governing food safety and require foreign food sellers and importers to register information about their food and facilities with a government agency. The move comes amid lingering concerns about the safety of food imported from China, which exported $2.68 billion worth of food to South Korea in 2011, up from $510 million in 2001.

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