Korea (Republic of) - Export requirements for milk and dairy products
Canada has a negotiated certificate with the Republic of Korea (KR).
The list of products below is for reference only. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the product being exported will be covered by the negotiated certificate.
Example of dairy products
- Processed milks
- Goat milk
- Fermented milk
- Concentrated milks
- Milk creams
- Milk powders
- Infant formulas
- Ice creams
- Ice cream powder
- Ice cream mixes
- Information not available
Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country
- The dairy products must come from an establishment licensed under the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR)
- To apply for entry on to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) list, please contact your CFIA area or regional office. All documents provided must be in English
- Application for registration (or changes in registration). The form is available on the MFDS website (Korean and English only)
- A checklist to demonstrate regular inspection supervision conducted by the government of the exporting country in compliance with the inspection standards/criteria which the Minister of Food and Drug Safety establishes and provides. (CFIA inspection report)
- A copy of business approval(registration) documents issued by the government of exporting country
- In the case of a foreign establishments adopting own standards equivalent to standards for certification of sanitary control specified in Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, a summary of business operating plan and a copy of process flow chart with critical control points indicated
- For an establishment not applicable to (4) above, summary of sanitary control standard the establishment complies with and a copy of process flow chart
- The exporters should confirm that the establishment is properly listed with the MFDS list of registered foreign establishments. (Korean and English only). Please choose "Petition Application" then "List of Registered Foreign Establishment".
Production controls and inspection requirements
- The Republic of Korea's import requirements for dairy products are similar to those of Canada. However, the manufacturer must implement an auditable specific procedure which demonstrates that the final product meets the requirements as described on the model health certificate for dairy products exported to the Republic of Korea. See Annex 1- DY-KR.
Labelling, packaging and marking requirements
- It is the exporter's responsibility to meet all the requirements for labelling, packaging and marking requirements as per the importing country
Export documents available upon request
- Health certificate for dairy products exported to the Republic of Korea from Canada (CFIA/ACIA 5911)
Note: An Annex of the certificate CFIA/ACIA 5911 covering the product details part of the export health certificate can be used if necessary.
- Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) for regulations (Korean and English only)
- MFDS – Imported food inspection system (Korean and English only)
Annex 1 - DY-KR
Information required for completion of Part I: Identification of the products of the health certificate for dairy products exported to the Republic of Korea from Canada (CFIA/ACIA 5911)
Identification of the products
- 1. Name and address of consignor
- 2. Name and address of consignee
- 3. Certificate No (To be filled out by CFIA)
- 4. Competent authority (To be filled out by CFIA)
- 5. Local competent authority (To be filled out by CFIA)
- 6. Country of origin (ISO Code)
- 7. Country of destination (ISO Code)
- 8. Name of vessel or flight
- 9. Date of departure
- 10. Departure port/airport
- 11. Entry port/airport
- 12. Container and seal No
- 13. Animal species
- 14. Type of packaging
- 15. Number of packages
- 16. Total net weight (kg)
- 17. HS Code
- 18. Transportation/Storage conditions
- Box Ambient
- Box Chilled
- Box Frozen
- 19. Type of heat treatment: Tick(√) to applicable box
- Box LTLT: 63-65°C / 30 min or equivalent heat treatment
- Box LTLT: 65-68°C / 30 min or equivalent heat treatment (only for milk cream)
- Box LTLT: 68.5°C / 30 min or equivalent heat treatment (only for ice cream and ice cream mix)
- Box HTST: 72-75°C / 15-20 sec or equivalent heat treatment
- Box HTST: 74-76°C / 15-20 sec or equivalent heat treatment (only for milk cream)
- Box UHT: 130-150°C / 0.5-5 sec or equivalent heat treatment
- Box Other: 2°C or higher for cheese made from raw milk or heat treated milk matured (stored) for at least 60 days
- Box Countries not recognized as a FMD free country by OIE
- Box HTST (°C / sec)
- Box UHT (°C / sec)
- Box If pH of raw milk is 7.0 or higher, 2 times of HTST
- Box HTST (°C / sec)
Details of products
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The statements below must be met in order to issue the export certificate.
- Milk collection, manufacture, processing, packing, distribution, handling and storage of the exported dairy products have been performed in compliance with sanitary regulations on dairy products. These products have been handled and shipped to the Republic of Korea in a manner avoiding re-contamination.
- The exported dairy products were manufactured with raw materials sourced from clinically healthy animals and are suitable for human consumption.
- The exported dairy products comply with the relevant criteria of standards and specifications regarding food processing in the Republic of KoreaFootnote 1 on chemical residues (antimicrobial agents, agricultural chemicals, hormones, heavy metals and radioactive materials) and pathogenic microorganisms (Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and others) that cause public health risks.
- Containers or packaging materials for the exported dairy products comply with the applicable sanitary requirements and they are made of materials that are clean and harmless to humans and sterilized products are placed in air tight containers or packages.
- The exported dairy products are suitably labelled to show the product name, manufacturer and date of manufacture (or sell-by date).
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