Queensland sells food safety expertise to Korea

Selling Queensland’s expertise in producing safe, clean products was the main focus for Queensland Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Minister Tim Mulherin when he met with the key South Korean government agency responsible for food safety.

Mulherin met with representatives of the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) to highlight Queensland’s food safety, traceability systems and quality standards.

“The Korean Food and Drug Administration is responsible for the regulation and monitoring of all processed food imports and exports,” Mulherin said.

“The Queensland Government is continuing to develop its strong relationship with this important Government organisation. Queensland’s stringent biosecurity standards ensure the State’s companies meet market access requirements in South Korea and other key export markets.”

According to Mulherin, developing a relationship with KFDA will continue to boost exports.

“The consistently high level of Queensland food exports to South Korea reflects a strong recognition of Queensland’s food safety systems in this important market,” he said.

He also added that two KFDA officials participated in a study tour last month that visited Canberra and Brisbane. The South Korean delegates were given a hands-on experience of Queensland’s science-based food systems and standards.

“Food Safety Queensland and Biosecurity Queensland were able to showcase our State’s food traceability systems,” Mulherin said. “They highlighted our stringent food safety regulations for imports and exports directly to these South Korean Government officials.”









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