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FOOD INDUSTRY PROMOTION ACT

Act No. 8796, Dec. 27, 2007

Amended by Act No. 8974, Mar. 21, 2008

Act No. 8976, Mar. 21, 2008

Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009

Act No. 9663, May 8, 2009

Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009

Act No. 9759, jun. 9, 2009

Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010

Act No. 10220, Mar. 31, 2010

Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010

Act No. 10331, May 31, 2010

Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011

Act No. 10599, Apr. 14, 2011

Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011

Act No. 11079, Nov. 14, 2011

Act No. 11459, jun. 1, 2012

Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013

Act No. 11989, Jul. 30, 2013

Act No. 12248, Jan. 14, 2014

Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015

Act No. 13359, jun. 22, 2015

Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015

Act No. 14302, Dec. 2, 2016

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to improving citizens' quality of life and developing the national economy by promoting the sound development of the food industry through reinforcement of the link between the food industry and the agriculture and fisheries industries, and providing a variety of quality food in a stable manner by enhancing the competitiveness of the food industry. <Amended by Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011>
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The terms used in this Act shall be defined as follows: <Amended by Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009; Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act Nos. 13359 & 13383, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. The term "food" means food defined in subparagraph 7 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture, Rural Community and Food Industry;
2. The term "food industry" means the food industry defined in subparagraph 8 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture, Rural Community and Food Industry;
2-2. The term "agriculture and fisheries" means the agriculture defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture, Rural Community and Food Industry and the fisheries defined in subparagraph 1 (a) of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Fishers and Fishing Villages Development;
2-3. The term "agricultural and fishery product" means any agricultural product defined in subparagraph 6 (a) of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Agriculture, Rural Community and Food Industry and any fishery product produced by engaging in fishery activities defined in subparagraph 1 (a) of Article 3 of the Framework Act on Fishers and Fishing Villages Development;
3. The term "food business operator" means a person engaged in the food industry;
4. The term "traditional food" means food with unique taste, flavor, and color of traditional Korean cuisine, which is produced, processed, and cooked according to the Korean traditional recipes using Korean agricultural and fishery products as main raw materials or ingredients;
5. Deleted; <by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
6. The term "national food cluster" means a complex formed by the State by clustering enterprises, research institutes, universities, and business supporting facilities related to the food industry in a specific region to generate a synergy through mutual inter-connectedness;
7. The term “quality food certification, etc.” means the industrial standards certification of food provided for in Article 20 (1), the quality certification of traditional food provided for in Article 22 (1), and the origin certification for processed food, restaurants, etc. provided for in Article 22-2 (1).
 Article 3 (Duties and Responsibilities of the State and Local Governments)
The State and local governments shall establish and implement polices necessary to reinforce the link between the food industry and the agricultural and fisheries industries and to promote the sound development of the food industry, and shall take legislative and fiscal measures necessary to implement such policies.<Amended by Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
 Article 4 (Formulation of Master Plans to Promote Food Industry)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall formulate and implement a master plan (hereinafter referred to as "master plan") concerning promotion, etc. of the food industry in order to promote the food industry and to increase competitiveness thereof. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Master plans shall include the following: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
1. Basic direction-setting for promoting the food industry;
2. Matters for reinforcing inter-connectedness between the food industry and agricultural and fisheries industries;
3. Matters for fostering the food service industry;
3-2. Matters for developing, distributing, and globalizing traditional food;
4. Matters for improving the quality of food, supply and demand for food, and the certification system;
5. Matters for developing, disseminating, etc. of technology related to the food industry;
6. Matters for nurturing specialists in the food industry, statistics and informatization thereof;
7. Matters for promoting consumption of quality food materials;
8. Matters for providing consumer with information about food quality, etc., and consumer protection;
8-2. Matters concerning national food clusters;
9. Other matters necessary for promoting the food industry.
 Article 5 (Establishment of Food Industry Promotion Council)
(1) A Food Industry Promotion Council shall be established under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the "Council") to deliberate on matters concerning promotion, etc. of the food industry. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Council shall deliberate on the following: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015; Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015>
1. Matters concerning the formulation of master plans;
2. Matters concerning the industrial standards certification of food;
3. Matters concerning the designation of items for traditional food, establishment or amendments of standards therefor;
4. Matters concerning the designation of food masters and revocation thereof;
5. Matters concerning the quality certification of traditional food;
5-2. Matters concerning the origin certification for processed food, restaurants, etc.;
6. Matters concerning the formulation of comprehensive plans for national food clusters under Article 12 (1);
7. Matters concerning the fostering of the food service industry, and promotion of consumption of quality food materials;
8. Other matters requested for deliberation by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries concerning the promotion of the food industry and consumer protection, etc.
(3) A subcommittee for the Food Industry Promotion Council may be established (hereinafter referred to as "subcommittee") to operate the Council efficiently.
(4) A subcommittee for fisheries shall be established under the Council to deliberate matters on fishery. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015>
(5) Matters deliberated on by the subcommittee for fisheries referred to in paragraph (4) shall be deemed to have been deliberated on by the Council. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015>
(6) The organizational structure and operation of the Council and the subcommittees, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 6 (Relationship with other Acts)
The promotion of the food industry and reinforcement of its link with the agriculture and fisheries industries, etc. shall be governed by this Act unless otherwise prescribed by other Acts.<Amended by Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011>
CHAPTER II ESTABLISHMENT OF FOUNDATION FOR PROMOTION OF FOOD INDUSTRY
 Article 7 (Nurturing Food Industry Specialists)
(1) The State or local governments shall endeavor to nurture specialists to promote the food industry. <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011 >
(2) In order to nurture specialists pursuant to paragraph (1), the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do Governor, or the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") may designate and manage institutions and organizations equipped with proper human resources, facilities, etc., such as universities and research institutions, as institutions to nurture food industry specialists, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The State and local governments may grant full or partial subsidies to institutions designated to nurture food industry specialists pursuant to paragraph (1) to cover expenses incurred in nurturing such specialists within budgetary limits, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 8 (Promotion of Technological Development Related to Food Industry)
(1) To facilitate technological development related to promotion of the food industry, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall promote: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Research into trends in and demand for food industry technologies;
2. Research and development of technologies concerning promotion, fostering, etc. of the food industry;
3. Research and development of technologies for globalization of traditional food;
4. Matters for licensing the rights to developed technologies and commercialization thereof;
5. Matters concerning technical cooperation and exchanges of information;
6. Other matters necessary for research and technological development related to the food industry.
(2) To facilitate technological development related to the food industry under paragraph (1), the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may subsidize expenses to be incurred by those who conduct research and development or industrialize food industry technologies, etc. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 9 (Statistical Surveys on Food Industry)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may conduct statistical surveys on production, distribution, consumption, etc. of food in order to promote the food industry, facilitate smooth supply and demand for food, and effectively use food resources. In such cases, the Statistics Act shall apply mutatis mutandis in compiling statistics on the food industry. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may request necessary data and information from the heads of relevant central administrative institutions, the heads of local governments, the heads of public institutions, persons engaged in the food industry, and the heads of trade associations established under Article 11, if deemed necessary to compile statistics. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Any person in receipt of a request to provide data and information pursuant to paragraph (2) shall cooperate with such request unless extenuating circumstances exist.
(4) Matters necessary for conducting statistical surveys pursuant to paragraph (1), and other matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 9-2 (Designation of Institutions Specialized in Data Analysis for Food Industry)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may designate an institution, organization, or corporation that handles data and statistics on the food industry as an institution specialized in data analysis for the food industry (hereinafter referred to as “specialized institution”) in order to efficiently manage the food industry.
(2) Any specialized institution may perform the following affairs:
1. Analyzing data about promotion of the food industry and inter-connectedness between the food industry and agriculture or fisheries;
2. Analyzing data about systems, etc. related to the current status of the local and international food industries and food consumption;
3. Analyzing information, including literature on traditional food;
4. Other affairs entrusted by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries.
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may reimburse expenses incurred by a specialized institution in performing the affairs entrusted thereto under paragraph (2).
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may revoke the designation of a specialized institution if the specialized institution falls under any of the following cases: Provided, That he/she shall revoke the designation of the specialized institution if it falls under subparagraph 1:
1. Where it has obtained designation fraudulently or otherwise unlawfully;
2. Where it fails to start performing the affairs provided for in the subparagraphs of paragraph (2), or delays such affairs, without justifiable grounds;
3. Where it ceases to meet any of the criteria for designation prescribed under paragraph (5).
(5) The criteria and procedures for designation of specialized institutions, for revocation of such designation, and matters necessary for operating the specialized institutions, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015]
 Article 10 (International Exchanges and Trade Promotion)
(1) To help Korean food advance into overseas markets and to globally promote Korean traditional food culture, the State and local governments may establish and implement necessary policies, such as exchanges and cooperation with overseas institutions, finding new markets, advertising, inducing foreign investment, etc.
(2) The State and local governments may subsidize expenses incurred to institutions, organizations, business operators, etc. participating in policies prescribed in paragraph (1) within the extent not violating international norms.
 Article 11 (Food Industry Trade Association)
(1) In order to develop the food industry, food business operators may establish a trade association upon obtaining authorization from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The trade association established under paragraph (1) shall be a corporation and details to be included in its articles of association, operation and supervision the trade association, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) The trade association established under paragraph (1) may perform: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A survey and research project concerning direction-setting for developing the relevant industry;
2. A project for enhancing the competitiveness of the relevant industry and promoting mutual interests between members;
3. A project for reinforcing inter-connectedness between the food industry and agriculture and fisheries industries;
4. Other projects deemed necessary to promote and develop the relevant industry, prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
(4) The provisions of the Civil Act governing incorporated associations shall apply mutatis mutandis to trade associations established under paragraph (1), except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act.
 Article 12 (Supporting and Fostering National Food Clusters)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall formulate a comprehensive plan for supporting and fostering national food clusters (hereinafter referred to as "comprehensive plan"). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The comprehensive plan shall include the following:
1. Matters concerning basic direction-setting for fostering national food clusters;
2. Matters concerning the creation of, and support to industrial complexes specialized in food to promote national food clusters;
3. Matters concerning the improvement of capabilities of enterprises and institutions participating in national food clusters;
4. Matters concerning support to activities of interconnection among enterprises and institutions participating in national food clusters;
5. Matters concerning the establishment and operation of institutions supporting national food clusters;
6. Matters for reinforcing inter-connectedness with domestic agricultural and fisheries industries;
7. Matters for reinforcing inter-connectedness with other regions or other industrial clusters in Korea or overseas;
8. Matters concerning attracting investment inside or outside Korea and facilitating import of national food clusters;
9. Matters concerning investment in, and funding for national food clusters;
10. Other matters for fostering national food clusters.
(3) In order to formulate a comprehensive plan, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall submit the comprehensive plan to the Council for deliberation. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Where the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs intends to formulate or amend a comprehensive plan, he/she shall hear opinions of the head of the competent local government and consult with the head of the related central administrative agency: Provided, That this shall not apply to amendments to minor matters prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may provide financial support to a local government in which an industrial complex specialized in food is located. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) When the State or a local government promotes various projects conducted through financial support from the State or the local government, it may give priority to supporting enterprises and institutions participating in national food clusters in order to promote the national food clusters.
(7) Procedures provided for in the Industrial Sites and Development Act and the Industrial Cluster Development and Factory Establishment Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to matters concerning the creation of industrial complexes specialized in food prescribed in paragraph (2) 2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010]
 Article 12-2 (Establishment, etc. of National Food Cluster Supporting Centers)
(1) A national food cluster supporting center (hereinafter referred to as "supporting center") shall be established to foster and manage national food clusters and support the activities of participating enterprises and institutions.
(2) A supporting center shall be a corporation and duly formed when the registration for its establishment is completed at the registry office having jurisdiction over its principal place of business.
(3) A supporting center shall perform the following projects: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Policy development and research for national food clusters and clustering the food industry;
2. Projects to create and manage industrial complexes specialized in food;
3. Projects to support enterprises and institutions participating in national food clusters;
4. Projects to facilitate activities of interconnection among enterprises and institutions participating in national food clusters;
5. Research, external cooperation, and public relations projects for vitalizing national food clusters;
6. Other projects entrusted by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
(4) An affiliated institution prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may be established under a supporting center to perform the projects prescribed in the subparagraphs of paragraph (3). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) The Government or a local government may fully or partially subsidize the expenses incurred in establishing and operating a supporting center, within budgetary limits.
(6) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs shall guide and supervise business affairs of a supporting center under the subparagraphs of paragraph (3), and may issue instructions or orders to the supporting center for their projects, if deemed necessary. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(7) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Act, the provisions of the Civil Act governing incorporated foundations shall apply mutatis mutandis to supporting centers.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010]
CHAPTER III PROMOTION OF FOOD INDUSTRY
 Article 13 (Promotion of Exchange and Cooperation Projects, such as Contract Transactions)
(1) In order to increase the economic added value of agricultural and fishery products through reinforced links between the food industry and agriculture and fisheries industries, and to increase the competitiveness of the food industry by providing raw materials smoothly, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may encourage the exchange and cooperation projects, such as entering into an exchange and cooperation agreement for production, supply, etc. of food materials under a contract between farmers, fishermen, or the organizations thereof and food business operators. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may subsidize expenses to be incurred in performing exchange and cooperation projects prescribed in paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The subject matter, criteria, and procedures for exchange and cooperation projects under paragraph (1), those eligible for subsidies, criteria and procedures for subsidies under paragraph (2), and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 13-2 (Contract Growing, etc. of Food Materials for School Meal Service)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may encourage contract growing of food materials, direct transactions, and other exchange and cooperation projects between the school meal service supporting centers, etc. established under Article 5 (4) of the School Meals Act and producers of agricultural or fisheries products or food, in order to reinforce links between school meal service and agriculture or fisheries, and to supply quality food materials for school meal service.
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may reimburse expenses incurred in investigating the stability of food materials in regard to exchange and cooperation projects performed under paragraph (1) and accord preferential treatment to exemplary business operators selected based on their records of using quality food materials, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) Business operators eligible for support under paragraph (2), criteria for providing support, and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015]
 Article 14 (Designation of, and Support for, Food Masters)
(1) To succeed to and develop excellent Korean food, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may designate an excellent food specialist as a food master in specific fields, such as food production, processing or cooking, following deliberation thereon by the Council, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) To label food produced, processed, or cooked by a food master designated under paragraph (1) as such, the food master label may be placed on the surface of the relevant product, packaging, or container or on the invoice, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Each food master designated under paragraph (1) shall file a report on his/her activities with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may grant a subsidy for any food master who engages in or intends to engage in the business of producing, processing, or cooking food or the business of transferring his/her food skills, and for any person who learns food skills from a food master (hereinafter referred to as “apprentice to a food master”), as prescribed by Presidential Decree: Provided, That this shall not apply where he/she is granted a subsidy under any other Act or subordinate statute. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015>
(5) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may revoke a food master designated under paragraph (1) following deliberation thereon by the Council, if the food master falls under any of the following cases: Provided, That such Minister must revoke the designation of a food master if the food master falls under subparagraph 1: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015>
1. If the food master has obtained designation as a food master by fraud or other improper means;
2. If the food master transfers or lends the document certifying that he/she is a designated food master, to a third party;
3. If the food master fails to file a report on his/her activities as a food master under paragraph (2) without good cause, or files a false report on his/her activities;
4. If the food master is sentenced to a fine or greater punishment for a violation of the Act on Origin Labeling of Agricultural and Fishery Products and such punishment becomes final.
(6) If a person granted a subsidy under paragraph (4) is found to have obtained the subsidy by any improper means, such as by submitting a false document, or otherwise falls under the grounds prescribed by Presidential Decree, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may recover the subsidy granted. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015>
(7) A food master designated under paragraph (1) may recommend candidates for his/her apprentice to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may select the apprentice to the food master from among the recommended candidates. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015>
(8) If it is found that a food master or his/her apprentice granted a subsidy under paragraph (4) is unable to continue his/her business by changing his/her occupation, discontinuing training of food skills, or on other grounds, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may suspend such subsidy. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015>
(9) Criteria and procedures for selecting apprentices to food masters, provision and suspension of subsidies, recovery of subsidies, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015>
 Article 14-2 (Follow-Up Management of Food Master Products)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may authorize relevant public officers to engage in the following activities, if deemed necessary to maintain quality of the products produced, processed, or cooked by a food master (hereinafter referred to as “food master product”) and to protect consumers:
1. Investigating whether the labeling of the food master product genuinely represents its contents;
2. Perusing the relevant ledgers or documents of the designated food master;
3. Conducting testing upon collecting samples of the food master product or requesting testing to a specialized testing and research institute, etc.
(2) Article 26 (4) through (6) shall apply mutandis mutatis to procedures for investigation, perusal, collection, etc. prescribed in paragraph (1). In this regard, “investigation, perusal, collection, or inspection” shall be construed as “investigation, perusal, or collection”, and “owner, occupant, or manager of such food or a certification agency for quality food, etc.” and “owner, occupant, or manager of the food certified as quality food, etc. or a certification agency for quality food, etc.” shall be construed as “food master”.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015]
 Article 15 (Consulting Support for Food Industry)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may provide food business operators with consulting on the following matters, such as management, technology, finance, and accounting: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Providing appropriate consulting services based on the size and type of each food business operator;
2. Establishing an assessment system for building credibility on outcomes of consulting;
3. Linking outcomes of consulting with a means of support, such as financing and subsidies;
4. Other business necessary to reinforce the foundations for consulting.
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may subsidize food business operators or consulting providers expenses incurred in conducting the business prescribed in paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 16 Deleted. <by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
 Article 17 (Globalization of Traditional Food and Dietary Culture)
(1) The State and local governments shall endeavor to modernize traditional food and dietary culture by conducting research and discovering traditional food and dietary culture in each region and improve the nation's image through globalization of Korean food and dietary culture.
(2) If deemed necessary to globalize traditional food under paragraph (1), the State and a local government may subsidize expenses incurred in advertizing Korean traditional food and dietary culture, improving competitiveness, etc. of Korean restaurants overseas and food companies with a presence in overseas markets.
(3) Matters necessary concerning those eligible for subsidies, criteria for assistance, operation, etc. under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 17-2 (Designation, etc. of Institutions for Korean Food Globalization Projects)
(1) To perform projects provided for in Article 17 (1), the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may designate corporations, organizations, research institutes, etc. related to Korean food as institutions for Korean food globalization projects. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may provide necessary support to institutions for Korean food globalization projects designated pursuant to paragraph (1) in performing their projects. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The criteria, procedure, and method for designating institutions for Korean food globalization projects under paragraph (1), and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) If any institutions for Korean food globalization projects designated pursuant to paragraph (1) falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may revoke designation thereof: Provided, That he/she shall revoke designation if the institution falls under subparagraph 1: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where it has obtained designation fraudulently or otherwise unlawfully;
2. Where it ceases to meet any of the criteria for designation prescribed under paragraph (3).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 17-3 (Institutes Supporting Export of Food)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may designate a research institute prescribed by Presidential Decree as an institute supporting the export of food to provide comprehensive support, etc. in relation to overseas certification necessary for Korean food to enter into overseas markets.
(2) Institutes supporting the export of food shall engage in the following business activities:
1. Collecting, analyzing, managing, and circulating the information about major overseas food certifications that are necessary for Korean food to enter into overseas markets;
2. Providing technology support, guidance, and consulting that are necessary for obtaining major overseas food certifications;
3. Establishing, circulating and managing the standards related to major overseas food certifications;
4. Training professionals in major overseas food certifications;
5. Other business activities entrusted by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries to promote the food industry through overseas certification and standardization of food.
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may subsidize the working expenses of institutes supporting the export of food, within budgetary limits.
(4) Designation and operation of institutes supporting the export of food, and other related matters shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 14302, Dec. 2, 2016]
 Article 18 (Succession to, and Development of, Traditional Dietary Culture)
(1) In order to enhance consumers’ rights and interests, and succeed to and develop traditional dietary culture, the State and local governments may provide information necessary therefor, and set guidelines for promoting traditional dietary culture, distribute them and provide guidance thereabout.
(2) In order to encourage wider consumption of local agricultural and fishery products, and to succeed to and develop traditional dietary culture, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may develop and distribute various menus and recipes using local agricultural products and traditional food. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may provide education necessary for cooking, processing, etc. traditional food in order to teach the general public about the excellence of traditional food using local agricultural and fishery products and disseminate such excellence to the general public. In such cases, he/she shall endeavor to ensure that relevant local residents who produce the local agricultural and fishery products are provided with such education. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 11079, Nov. 14, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 19 (Conducting Research, etc. of Food Ingredients)
(1) In order to provide food information, etc. under Article 18 (1) and (2), the Government may publish a food ingredient table by analyzing nutritional values of food, including agricultural and fisheries products, and conduct investigation and research on nutritional facts of food. <Amended by Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011>
(2) Matters necessary for analyses of nutritional values of food, etc. including agricultural and fisheries products and investigation and research on nutritional facts of food under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011>
 Article 19-2 (Formulation of Policies to Foster Agricultural and Fisheries Product Processing Industry)
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall formulate policies concerning the following to foster and develop the agricultural and fishery product processing industry: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters for creating a foundation for the agricultural and fishery product processing industry;
2. Matters for improving the productivity of the agricultural and fishery product processing industry;
3. Matters for increasing the competitiveness of the agricultural and fishery product processing industry;
4. Matters for developing and disseminating the processing technology of agricultural and fishery products;
5. Matters concerning investment and loans to foster the agricultural and fishery product processing industry;
6. Other important matters prescribed by Presidential Decree to foster the agricultural and fishery product processing industry.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 19-3 (Support for Production, etc. of Processed Agricultural Products)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs may provide funds necessary for producing and developing processed agricultural products, establishing and operating specialized stores, promoting exports, or other matters prescribed by Presidential Decree, to a person who runs or intends to run, by profession, a business producing food or works of folk-craft processed by simply processing agricultural products through cleansing, peeling, cutting, etc. or by using agricultural products as raw materials or ingredients (hereinafter referred to as "processed agricultural product"). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where a person eligible for financial support under paragraph (1) intends to establish a factory to produce processed agricultural products, he/she shall submit a business plan to the relevant Mayor (referring to the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province in cases of a Special Self-Governing Province; hereinafter the same shall apply), the head of a Gun or head of an autonomous Gu (hereinafter referred to as "head of a Si/Gun/Gu") having jurisdiction over the area in which the factory is to be established, and obtain approval thereof, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where a person eligible for financial support under paragraph (1) has obtained approval of his/her business plan under paragraph (2), he/she shall be deemed to have obtained the following permission, authorization, designation, approval, cancellation, etc., or reported thereon:
1. A permit to occupy or use public waters under Article 8 of the Public Waters Management and Reclamation Act;
2. Permission to alter the form and quality of land under paragraph 56 of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act, designation of an implementer of an urban/Gun planning facility project under Article 86 of the same Act, and authorization of an implementation plan under Article 88 of the same Act;
3. Permission to divert farmland under Article 34 (1) of the Farmland Act;
4. Permission to open a private road under Article 4 of the Private Road Act;
5. A permit to lumber, etc. within an erosion control area designated under Article 14 of the Erosion Control Act and cancellation of designation of an erosion control area under Article 20 of the same Act;
7. Permission to divert mountainous districts, or reporting thereon under Articles 14 and 15 of the Mountainous Districts Management Act, permission for, or reporting on the temporary use of mountainous districts under Article 15-2 of the same Act, and a permit to fell standing timber, etc. or reporting thereon under Article 36 of the Creation and Management of Forest Resources Act;
8. Authorization for installing private-use waterworks and private-use industrial waterworks under Articles 52 and 54 of the Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act;
9. Permission for activities within regions subject to development projects under Article 15 of the Balanced Regional Development and Support for Local Small and Medium Enterprises Act;
10. Permission to divert grassland, or reporting thereon under Article 23 of the Grassland Act;
11. Permission to perform construction works, granted to a person, other than the public sewerage management authority under Article 16 of the Sewerage Act, and reporting on the installation of drainage systems under Article 27 of the same Act;
12. Permission for river works, maintenance, and repair, granted to a person, other than the river management agency under Article 30 of the River Act, and a permit to occupy and use a river under Article 33 of the same Act;
13. Permission to perform a harbor project granted to a non-management agency under Article 9 (2) of the Harbor Act.
(4) When a person who performs a project under paragraph (3) has obtained a building permit pursuant to the Building Act to perform such project, he/she shall be deemed to have obtained the following permission or designation or reported thereon: <Amended by Act No. 12248, Jan. 14, 2014>
1. Constructing a temporary structure under Article 20 of the Building Act;
2. Permission granted to a person, other than the road management agency under Article 36 of the Road Act, to implement road works, designation of clearance zones under Article 40 of the same Act, and a permit to occupy and use roads under Article 61 of the same Act.
(5) In granting approval under paragraph (2), where matters referred to in any subparagraph of paragraphs (3) and (4) falls under the jurisdiction of another administrative agency, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall pre-consult with the head of the related administrative agency or obtain approval thereof.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 19-4 (Support for Production, etc. of Processed Fishery Products)
(1) The Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may grant a subsidy to a person who intends to perform the following projects, etc.: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Production, development, and import promotion of processed fishery products defined in Article 2 (1) 13 (b) of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act (hereinafter referred to as "processed fishery product") and establishment and operation of specialized stores for processed fishery products;
2. Research and development and industrialization of technology, etc. to process fisheries products;
3. Purchase of packaging materials, facilities, and automation equipment to facilitate quality improvement, standardization and logistics standardization of fishery products and processed fishery products;
4. Other matters necessary for fostering the fishery product processing industry, which are prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Where a person eligible for subsidies under paragraph (1) intends to establish a factory producing processed fishery products, he/she shall submit a business plan to the head of a Si/Gun/Gu having jurisdiction over the region, in which the factory is to be established and obtain approval thereof, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Where a person eligible for subsidies has obtained approval for his/her business plan under paragraph (2), he/she shall be deemed obtained the following permission, authorization, approval, cancellation, etc., or reported thereon:
1. Permission for development activities under Article 56 of the National Land Planning and Utilization Act;
2. Permission for diverting farmland under Article 34 (1) of the Farmland Act;
3. Permission for opening a private road under Article 4 of the Private Road Act;
4. A permit to lumber, etc. within an erosion control area under Article 14 of the Erosion Control Act and cancellation of designation of an erosion control area Article 20 of the same Act;
6. Permission to divert mountainous districts or reporting thereon under Article 14 or 15 of the Mountainous Districts Management Act, permission for, or reporting on, the temporary use of mountainous districts under Article 15-2 of the same Act, and a permit to fell standing timber, etc., or reporting thereon under Article 36 of the Creation and Management of Forest Resources Act;
7. Authorization for installing private-use waterworks under Article 52 of the Water Supply and Waterworks Installation Act;
8. Permission to divert grassland, or reporting thereon under Article 23 of the Grassland Act.
(4) In granting approval under paragraph (2), where matters provided for in the subparagraphs of paragraph (3) fall under the jurisdiction of another administrative agency, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall pre-consult with the head of the related administrative agency or obtain approval thereof.
(5) Where the State leases the State-owned land created by reclaiming with oyster shells to the fishermen engaged in oyster farming, or to operators of oyster production or processing facilities registered with the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries pursuant to Article 74 of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act (hereafter referred to as "fishermen engaged in oyster farming, etc." in this Article), it may grant a permit to build or improve a permanent structure for shucking oysters or for the processing or sanitary treatment of oysters on the relevant land, notwithstanding Article 18 of the State Property Act. In such cases, the period for such lease shall be within 20 years, notwithstanding Article 46 (1) of the State Property Act, and any person who intends to build or improve a permanent structure may lease such land on condition that he/she shall donate the structure to the State or return the land after reinstation upon the maturity of the leasing period. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(6) Where deemed necessary for fostering and developing the oyster farming and processing industry, the State may sell the State-owned land under paragraph (5) to fishermen engaged in oyster farming, etc. upon entering into private contracts, notwithstanding Article 43 of the State Property Act. In such cases, such land shall be sold after designating the uses therefor, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 19-5 (Reporting, etc. on Fishery Product Processing Industry)
(1) A person who intends to engage in the fishery product processing industry (referring to business of manufacturing or processing food, feeds, fertilizers, paste stuffs, cream, or hides using fishery products as direct raw materials or ingredients; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall be equipped with facilities, etc. prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and report thereon to the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu according to the types of business prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where he/she intends to modify important matters prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries among matters reported pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall report thereon to the head of an administrative agency to which he/she reported. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Procedures for, and method of filing reports or reports on modifications under paragraphs (1) and (2), and other necessary matters shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 19-6 (Suspension, etc. of Fishery Product Processing Industry)
(1) Where a person who has reported the type of business prescribed by Presidential Decree among the fishery product processing industry falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall restrict the items of production of the fishery product processing industry reported, issue an order to suspend business for a prescribed period of up to six months, or to close the place of business: Provided, That the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall issue an order to close the place of business in cases falling under subparagraph 1 or 4: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where he/she has reported on the fishery product processing industry fraudulently or otherwise unlawfully;
2. Where he/she has processed or intends to process marine animals and plants captured, collected, or farmed, in violation of any of the following, using them as raw materials or ingredients despite he/she knows about such violation:
(b) Restrictions or conditions on a fisheries business license under Article 12 of the Fisheries Act, period of validity of a fisheries business license under Article 14 of the same Act, period of license, etc. for a limited fisheries business license under Article 15 (1) of the same Act, period of suspension of business under Article 30 (2) of the same Act, restrictions or suspension of licensed fisheries business or restriction of a fishing vessel's mooring at, or departure from or entry into, a port under Article 34 (1) of the same Act, restrictions or conditions on a fisheries business permit under Article 43 of the same Act, period of validity of a fisheries business permit under Article 46 of the same Act, period of validity of a report under Article 47 (2) of the same Act, order for coordination of fisheries under Article 61 (1) of the same Act, or order for protection of fisheries resources under Article 35 (1) 1 and 6 of the Fishery Resources Management Act;
(d) Period of license, etc. for a limited fisheries business license under Article 15 (1) of the Fisheries Act, period of suspension of business under Article 30 (2) of the same Act, or restrictions or suspension of licensed fisheries business or restriction of a fishing vessel's mooring at, or departure from or entry into, a port under Article 34 (1) of the same Act applied mutatis mutandis under Article 49 of the same Act;
(f) Restrictions on the areas of operation, scale, method, etc. of fisheries subject to permit under Article 9 (4) of the Inland Water Fisheries Act;
(g) Foreign Acts and subordinate statutes or agreements with foreign countries concerning fisheries business;
3. Where a person ceases to fulfill any of the criteria for facilities, etc. of the fishery product processing industry under Article 19-5 (1);
4. Where a person subject to business suspension engages in business during the period of such suspension.
(2) Where a person engages in business without filing a report, in violation of Article 19-5 (1), or continues business after receiving an order to close the place of business pursuant to paragraph (1), the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may require related public officials to take measures necessary for closing the relevant place of business. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Detailed standards for taking dispositions, such as restricting items of production under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, depending on the types, severity, etc. of violations. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
CHAPTER IV QUALITY CONTROL OF FOOD
 Article 20 (Industrial Standards Certification of Food)
(1) In order to facilitate the standardization of the food industry, improve the quality of food, and promote consumers' rights and interests, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may operate a system for industrial standards certification of food. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Items of, and criteria for, industrial standards certification under paragraph (1), the method of labeling, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 21 (Facilitating International Standardization of Traditional Food)
In order to improve the quality of traditional food and facilitate international trade thereof, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall endeavor to facilitate international standardization of traditional food and promote international cooperation, such as establishing food standards and providing information for international organizations, including Food and Agriculture Organization and the Codex Alimentarius Commission. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 22 (Certification of Quality of Traditional Food)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall implement a quality certification system of traditional food to improve the quality of traditional food, encourage the production thereof, and to protect consumers. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A person who has obtained quality certification of traditional food pursuant to paragraph (1) shall undergo a periodic inspection as to compliance with quality certification standards for traditional food and other matters, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Products subject to quality certification, methods of labeling, procedures for filing applications, and other matters necessary for implementing the quality certification system under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
(4) Details, and methods of, and procedures for conducting periodic inspections under paragraph (2), and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 22-2 (Origin Certification for Processed Food, Restaurants, Etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may operate a origin certification system for processed food, restaurants, etc. (referring to the food service business provided for in Article 36 (1) 3 of the Food Sanitation Act and the meal service facilities defined in subparagraph 12 of Article 2 of the said Act; the same shall apply hereinafter) to promote development correlating agriculture and fisheries and the food industry; and to reinforce credibility in the origins of the food processed or cooked using agricultural and fishery products as its raw materials.
(2) A person who has obtained origin certification under paragraph (1) shall undergo a periodic inspection as to his/her compliance with standards for origin certification and other related matters, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
(3) Standards for origin certification, labeling methods, procedures for filing applications, and other matters necessary for implementing the origin certification system under paragraph (1), shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(4) Details, and methods of, and procedures for conducting periodic inspections under paragraph (2), and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015]
 Article 23 Deleted. <by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
 Article 24 (Designation, etc. of Certification Agencies for Quality Food, Etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may designate an entity equipped with human resources, facilities, etc. necessary for granting quality food certification, etc. as a certification agency for quality food, etc. in each field and require the entity to certify quality food, etc. and conduct the periodic inspections under Articles 22 (2) and 22-2 (2) (hereinafter referred to as "periodic inspection"): Provided, That where the said Minister intends to require such entity to certify quality food, etc. and conduct periodic inspections for food imported to Korea, he/she may also designate an entity equipped with human resources, facilities, etc. necessary for granting quality food certification, etc. in the exporting country as a certification agency for quality food, etc. <Amended by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(2) An entity that intends to obtain designation as a certification agency for quality food, etc. pursuant to paragraph (1) shall apply for designation to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries: Provided, That no application shall be filed where two years have not passed since the designation of a certification agency for quality food, etc. was revoked pursuant to Article 24-2 (1). <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(3) The period of validity of the designation as a certification agency for quality food, etc. under paragraph (1) shall be five years from the date of designation, and an entity that intends to continue to provide certification services after the period of validity expires shall renew the designation before the expiration of such period of validity. <Amended by Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(4) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may provide a subsidy for certification agencies for quality food, etc. designated pursuant to paragraph (1) or re-designated pursuant to paragraph (3) to cover expenses incurred in engaging in the business of certifying quality food, etc. or in conducting periodic inspections, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(5) Standards and procedures necessary for the designation and re-designation of certification agencies for quality food, etc. under paragraphs (1) and (3), and other detailed matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 24-2 (Revocation, etc. of Designation of Certification Agencies for Quality Food, Etc.)
(1) Where an entity designated as a certification agency for quality food, etc. pursuant to Article 24 (1) (hereinafter referred to as "certification agency for quality food, etc.") falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may revoke such designation or issue an order to fully or partially suspend its business for a prescribed period not exceeding six months: Provided, That the said Minister must revoke such designation in cases falling under subparagraphs 1 or 7: <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Where the entity has obtained such designation by fraud or other improper means;
2. Where the entity fails to meet any of the standards for designation referred to in Article 24 (5);
3. Where any food certified as quality food, etc. or that has undergone a period inspection is found not in compliance with certification standards by an investigation, testing, etc. conducted under Article 26 (1) due to the intentional or gross negligence of the certification agency for quality food, etc.;
4. Where the entity fails to file a report or submit materials required under Article 26 (2), or evades or refuses the entry and inspection of related public officials without good cause;
5. Where the entity fails to keep and maintain related documents required under Article 26 (3);
6. Where the entity fails to engage in the business of certifying quality food, etc. or fails to conduct periodic inspections for a continuous period of at least one year without good cause;
7. Where the entity engages in the business of certifying quality food, etc. or conducts periodic inspections in the period during which its business is suspended, in violation of a suspension order.
(2) Detailed standards for taking dispositions, such as revocation of designation under paragraph (1), shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, based on the type, severity, etc. of a violation. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011]
 Article 25 (Prohibition, etc. of Misconduct)
No one shall engage in any of the following misconduct: <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012; Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Obtaining designation as a food master pursuant to Article 14 (1) by fraud or other improper means; or transferring or lending a document certifying that he/she is a food master, to any third person;
1-2. Placing the food master label referred to in Article 14 (2) or a similar label on food produced, processed, cooked, etc. by a person not designated as a food master under Article 14 (1);
1-3. Falsely advertising food produced, processed, cooked, etc. by a person not designated as a food master under Article 14 (1) as if it were produced, processed, cooked, etc. by a food master;
1-4. Obtaining a subsidy under Article 14 (4) by any improper means, such as by submitting a false document;
2. Obtaining the quality food certification, etc. by fraud or other improper means;
3. Placing the label of the quality food certification, etc. or a similar label (including any label in a foreign language that could mislead people to believe that relevant food is quality food; hereinafter the same shall apply) on any food, restaurant, etc. not granted the quality food certification, etc.;
4. Labeling any food, restaurant, etc. granted the quality food certification, etc. differently from the details of such certification;
5. Selling food by combining food certified as quality food, etc. with non-certified food; or storing, transporting, or displaying the combined food for sale;
6. Selling food; or storing, transporting, or displaying food for sale, knowing that such food is labeled differently from the details of the quality food certification, etc.;
7. Selling food with the label of the quality food certification, etc or a similar label; or storing, transporting, or displaying such food for sale, knowing that such food is not certified as quality food, etc;
8. Falsely advertising food, restaurant, etc. not granted the quality food certification, etc. as if it were granted the quality food certification, etc.;
9. Advertising food, restaurant, etc. granted the quality food certification, etc differently from the details of such certification.
 Article 26 (Follow-Up Monitoring of Quality Food Certification, etc. and Certification Agencies for Quality Food, Etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may require a related public official and the responsible person of a certification agency for quality food, etc. to engage in the following activities if deemed necessary to maintain the quality of food certified as quality food, etc. and to protect consumers: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Investigating whether such food complies with the standards for quality food certification, etc.;
2. Inspecting relevant books or documents of persons who has obtained certification;
3. Conducting testing upon collecting samples of certified food, or requesting testing to a specialized testing and research institution, etc.
(2) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may require a certification agency for quality food, etc. to file a report or submit materials about the business of quality food certification, etc. or periodic inspections, and may require a related public official to enter the places of business, etc. to inspect relevant documents, facilities, equipment, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(3) Every person who has obtained quality food certification, etc. and every certification agency for quality food, etc. shall keep and maintain relevant documents, such as certification review records, and documents about the management of processing facilities, use of food additives, and trade of food certified as quality food, etc., as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(4) To conduct an investigation, perusal, collection, or inspection under paragraph (1) or (2) (hereafter referred to as "investigation, etc." in this Article), the date, purpose, details, etc. of such investigation, etc. shall be notified to the owner, occupant, or manager of such food or the certification agency for quality food, etc. by no later than three days before such investigation, etc.: Provided, That notification may be omitted where urgency is required or giving prior notice can defeat the purpose of an investigation, etc. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(5) Persons who conduct an investigation, etc. shall carry a certificate indicating their authority and produce it to persons involved. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
(6) Where an investigation, etc. is conducted pursuant to paragraph (1), the owner, occupant, or manager of food certified as quality food, etc. or the certification agency for quality food, etc. shall refuse, interfere with, or evade such investigation, etc. without good cause. <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
 Article 27 (Fees, Etc.)
(1) The following persons shall pay fees: <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. A person who intends to obtain quality certification of traditional food pursuant to Article 22 (1);
1-2. A person who intends to undergo a periodic inspection as to whether he/she complies with quality certification standards for traditional food pursuant to Article 22 (2);
1-3. A person who intends to obtain the origin certification pursuant to Article 22-2 (1);
1-4. A person who intends to undergo a periodic inspection as to whether he/she complies with standards for origin certification pursuant to Article 22-2 (2);
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
3. Deleted; <by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
4. Deleted; <by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
5. An entity that intends to obtain designation as a certification agency for quality food, etc. pursuant to Article 24 (1);
6. An entity that intends to renew designation as a certification agency for quality food, etc. pursuant to Article 24 (3).
(2) The amount of the fees referred to in paragraph (1), methods and period of payment, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 28 (Orders to Change Labels, Etc.)
(1) If the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries deems that the food certified as quality food, etc. violates the certification standards or the labeling methods based on the findings of the investigation or testing conducted under Article 26, or it is impracticable to produce such food or to engage in the food industry, he/she may issue an order to change or suspend the use of the labeling, or suspend the sale of such food. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(2) Detailed criteria for administrative measures referred to in paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 29 (Revocation of Quality Food Certification, Etc.)
Where a person who has obtained the quality food certification, etc. falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, or the certification agency for quality food, etc. may revoke such certification: Provided, That he/she must revoke the certification if the person falls under subparagraph 1: <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Where the person has obtained such certification by fraud or other improper means;
1-2. Where the person fails to undergo a periodic inspection without good cause;
2. Where the person is found to have substantially not in compliance with the certification standards by the periodic inspection or investigation conducted under Article 26;
3. Where the person fails to comply with an order to change or suspend the use of labeling or to suspend sale issued under Article 28 without good cause;
4. Where the person suspends the production of the food certified as quality food, etc. for at least one year without good cause, or where it is deemed impracticable for the person to produce or sell the food certified as quality food, etc. because of change, closure, etc. of business.
 Article 30 (Succession)
(1) When a person who has obtained the quality food certification, etc. transfers his/her business or is deceased, or when a certification agency for quality food, etc. is merged with another corporation, the transferee, heir (limited to an heir who intends to continue to produce, import, or distribute food certified as quality food, etc. in the case of quality food certification, etc.) or a corporation surviving or newly established in the course of the merge may succeed to the status of the person who has obtained the quality food certification, etc., or the certification agency for quality food, etc. <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(2) Any person who succeeds to the status of a person who has obtained quality food certification, etc. under paragraph (1) shall report such fact to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, or the relevant certification agency for quality food, etc. (referring to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries where designation of the certification agency for quality food, etc. is revoked or its business is suspended), and any entity that succeeds to the status of a certification agency for quality food, etc. shall report such fact to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(3) Details necessary for filing reports under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or Ordinance of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
CHAPTER V SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
 Article 31 (Tax Reduction and Exemption)
In order to effectively implement policies for promoting the food industry under this Act, the State and local governments may reduce or exempt taxes imposed on food business operators, as prescribed in the Restriction of Special Taxation Act and the Restriction of Special Local Taxation Act.<Amended by Act No. 10220, Mar. 31, 2010>
 Article 32 (Preferential Purchase of Food with Certification Labels)
Where the State, a local government, or public institution referred to in Article 4 of the Act on the Management of Public Institutions intends to purchase food, it may preferentially purchase any of the following: <Amended by Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012; Act No. 11989, Jul. 30, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Products with quality certification of traditional food under Article 22 (1);
1-2. Food certified its origin under Article 22-2 (1);
2. Products certified as organic food, etc. under Article 19 (1) of the Act on the Promotion of Environment-Friendly Agriculture and Fisheries and the Management of and Support for Organic Foods, Etc. and products certified as non-pesticide agricultural and fishery products, etc. under Article 34 (1) of the same Act;
3. Products produced at a HACCP-accredited place of work, etc. under Article 9 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act;
3-2. Products produced at a facility that observes the HACCP registered under Article 74 (1) of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act;
4. Other products certified under the national certification system prescribed by Presidential Decree.
 Article 33 (Encouragement of Use of Quality Food Materials)
(1) To ensure the stable supply of quality food, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may establish and implement policies that encourage food business operators to use the following quality and safe food materials: <Amended by Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009; Act No. 9759, Jun. 9, 2009; Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 11989, Jul. 30, 2013; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Products with quality certification of traditional food under Article 22 (1);
1-2. Food certified its origin under Article 22-2 (1);
2. Deleted; <by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
3. Deleted; <by Act No. 9759, Jun. 9, 2009>
4. Agricultural products certified as compliance with the Good Agricultural Practices under Article 6 of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act;
4-2. Fishery products and fishery specialties certified under Article 14 (1) of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act;
4-3. Deleted; <by Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
5. Products with registration of a geographical indication under Article 32 of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act;
5-2. Products produced at a facility that observes the HACCP registered under Article 74 (1) of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act;
5-3. through 5-5 Deleted; <by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
6. Products produced at a HACCP-accredited place of work, etc. under Article 9 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act;
7. Products certified as organic food, etc. under Article 19 (1) of the Act on the Promotion of Environment-Friendly Agriculture and Fisheries and the Management of and Support for Organic Foods, Etc. and products certified as non-pesticide agricultural and fishery products, etc. under Article 34 (1) of the same Act;
8. Products produced at a plant which observes the HACCP under Article 48 (3) of the Food Sanitation Act;
9. Other products certified under the national certification system prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Those eligible for support under the policies to encourage the use of quality food materials pursuant to paragraph (1), the criteria, procedures, and methods for providing support, and other necessary matters, shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(3) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries may fully or partially subsidize expenses incurred in implementing the policies to encourage the use of quality food materials under paragraph (1). <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 33-2 (Hearings, Etc.)
(1) The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries shall hold a hearing to take any of the following measures: <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013; Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Revoking the designation of a specialized institution under Article 9-2 (4);
1-2. Revoking the designation of a food master under Article 14 (5);
2. Revoking the designation of an institution for Korean food globalization projects under Article 17-2 (4);
3. Restricting items of production of the fishery product processing industry, suspending business, or closing the place of business under Article 19-6 (1);
4. Revoking the designation of a certification agency for quality food, etc. under Article 24-2 (1);
5. Revoking quality food certification, etc. under Article 29.
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall hold a hearing to restrict items of production of the fishery product processing industry, suspend business operations, or close a place of business under Article 19-6 (1). <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
(3) If a certification agency for quality food, etc. intends to revoke quality food certification, etc. pursuant to Article 29, it shall provide a person who has obtained such quality food certification, etc. with an opportunity to submit his/her opinion. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
(4) Article 22 (4) through (6) and Article 27 of the Administrative Procedures Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to the submission of opinions under paragraph (3). In such cases, "administrative agency" and "competent administrative agency" shall be construed as "certification agency for quality food, etc." <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9663, May 8, 2009]
 Article 34 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority)
The authority of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs or the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries vested under this Act may be partly delegated to the Administrator of Rural Development Administration, the Minister of Korea Forest Service, Mayors/Do Governors, or heads of affiliated institutions, or entrusted public institutions, producers’ organizations, or other corporations or organizations related to agriculture, forestry, fisheries or food, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
 Article 35 (Deemed Public Officials for Purposes of Penal Provisions)
Executives and employees of certification agencies for quality food, etc. shall be deemed public officials for purposes of penal provisions provided for in Articles 129 through 132 of the Criminal Act. <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
CHAPTER VI PENAL PROVISIONS
 Article 36 (Penal Provisions)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with prison labor for not more than three years, or by a fine not exceeding thirty million won: <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Any person who places the food master label or a similar label on food produced, processed, cooked, etc. by a person not designated as a food master as prescribed in subparagraph 1-2 of Article 25;
1-2. Any person who obtains the quality food certification, etc. by fraud or other improper means as prescribed in subparagraph 2 of Article 25;
2. Any person who places the label of the quality food certification, etc. or a similar label on food not certified as quality food, etc. as prescribed in subparagraph 3 of Article 25;
2-2. Any person who places the label of the quality food certification, etc. or a similar label on a restaurant, etc. not granted the quality food certification, etc. as prescribed in subparagraph 3 of Article 25;
3. Any person who places the label of the quality food certification, etc. on food certified as quality food, etc. differently from the details of such certification as prescribed in subparagraph 4 of Article 25;
3-2. Any person who places the label of the quality food certification, etc. on a restaurant, etc. granted the quality food certification, etc. differently from the details of such certification as prescribed in subparagraph 4 of Article 25;
4. Any person who sells food by combining food certified as quality food, etc. with non-certified food; or stores, transports, or displays the combined food for sale as prescribed in subparagraph 5 of Article 25;
5. Any person who sells food; or stores, transports, or displays food for sale, knowing that such food is labeled differently from the details of the quality food certification, etc. as prescribed in subparagraph 6 of Article 25;
6. Any person who sells food with the label of the quality food certification, etc. or a similar label; or stores, transports, or displays such food for sale, knowing that the food is not certified as quality food, etc. as prescribed in subparagraph 7 of Article 25.
(2) Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment with prison labor for not more than one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten million won: <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
1. Any entity that obtains designation as a certification agency for quality food, etc. or renews such designation pursuant to Article 24 (1) or (3) by fraud or other improper means;
2. Any person who certifies quality food, etc. or conducts a periodic inspection without being designated as a certification agency for quality food, etc. or renewing such designation pursuant to Article 24 (1) or (3);
3. Any person who certifies quality food, etc. or conducts a periodic inspection after his/her designation has been revoked or received an order to suspend business pursuant to Article 24-2 (1);
4. Any person who falsely advertises food produced, processed, cooked, etc. by a person not designated as a food master as food produced, processed, cooked, etc. by a food master as prescribed in subparagraph 1-3 of Article 25;
5. Any person who falsely advertises food not certified as quality food, etc. as if it were, as prescribed in subparagraph 8 of Article 25;
5-2. Any person who falsely advertises a restaurant, etc. not granted the quality food certification, etc. as if it were, as prescribed in subparagraph 8 of Article 25;
6. Any person who advertises food certified as quality food, etc. differently from the details of the certification, as prescribed in subparagraph 9 of Article 25;
6-2. Any person who advertises a restaurant, etc. granted the quality food, certification, etc. differently from the details of the certification, as prescribed in subparagraph 9 of Article 25;
7. Any person who fails to comply with an order to change or suspend the use of the label or to suspend sale issued under Article 28 (1).
 Article 37 (Joint Penal Provisions)
Where the representative of a corporation, or an agent, employee or other servant of the corporation or an individual commits an offence under Article 36 in connection with the business of the corporation or the individual, not only shall such offender be punished, but also the corporation or the individual shall be punished by a fine under the relevant provisions: Provided, That this shall not apply where the corporation or individual has not been negligent in giving due attention and supervision concerning the relevant business to prevent such offence.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010]
 Article 38 (Administrative Fines)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding five million won: <Amended by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015; Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015; Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015>
1. A person who engages in the business of processing fishery products without filing a report thereon, in violation of Article 19-5 (1);
1-2. A person who obtains designation as a food master by fraud or other improper means; or transfers or lend a document certifying that he/she is a food master, to a third person, as prescribed in subparagraph 1 of Article 25;
1-3. A person who obtains a subsidy by any improper means, such as by submitting a false document, as prescribed in subparagraph 1-4 of Article 25;
2. A person who fails to keep and maintain relevant documents, in violation of Article 26 (3);
3. A person who refuses, interferes with, or evades an investigation, etc., in violation of Article 26 (6) (including the cases to which such provisions shall apply mutatis mutandis under Article 14-2 (2));
4. A person who fails to report his/her succession to the status of a person who has obtained the quality food certification, etc. or of a certification agency for quality food, etc., in violation Article 30 (2);
(2) Any person who fails to report any modification, in violation of Article 19-5 (2), shall be punished by an administrative fine not exceeding one million won. <Newly Inserted by Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
(3) Administrative fines referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010; Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011; Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) and (5) Deleted. <by Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Repeal of other Acts)
The Fosterage of Agricultural Products Processing Industry Act is hereby repealed.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures)
(1) The designation of items of traditional food, designation of traditional food masters and quality certification of regional food specialties, etc. under the former Fosterage of Agricultural Products Processing Industry Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed designated or certified under this Act.
(2) Funds provided for any person who locally produces or intends to locally produce processed goods, and any person who runs food service business pursuant to the former Fosterage of Agricultural Products Processing Industry Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed provided under this Act.
Article 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8974, Mar. 21, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 8976, Mar. 21, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9432, Feb. 6, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9663, May 8, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9717, May 27, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 9759, Jun. 9, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 9951, Jan. 25, 2010>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 12-2 shall enter into force on January 1, 2011.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10220, Mar. 31, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 2011.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10310, May 25, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 14 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10331, May 31, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 13 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 10453, Mar. 9, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10599, Apr. 14, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 10889, Jul. 21, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 17-2 and 33-2 (1) 2 shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (General Transitional Measures)
Any disposition, procedure or other acts under the Quality Control of Fishery Products Act (hereinafter referred to as "former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act") before it is repealed pursuant to Article 2 of the Addenda to the Agricultural Products Quality Control Act (Act No. 10885) before this Act enters into force shall be deemed taken pursuant to this Act, if the corresponding provisions exist in this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Traditional Fisheries Food Masters)
A person designated as a traditional fisheries food master pursuant to Article 18 of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a person designated as a food master pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 14.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Financial Support, etc.)
(1) A person provided with funds pursuant to Article 16 of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a person who provided with funds pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 19-4 (1).
(2) A person who submitted a business plan or obtained approval pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a person who submitted a business plan or obtained approval pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 19-4 (2).
(3) A person who received a lease or was permitted to build or improve permanent structures pursuant to Article 17 (4) of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a person who received a lease or was permitted to build or improve permanent structures pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 19-4 (5).
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Fisheries Product Processing Industry)
A person who registered or reported pursuant to Article 19 of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a person who reported pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 19-5.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Traditional Fisheries Products)
Traditional fisheries products that obtained quality certification pursuant to Article 6 of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed traditional food that obtained quality certification pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 22.
Article 7 (Transitional Measures concerning Agencies for Quality Food Certification)
An agency for quality food certification designated pursuant to the former provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed an agency for quality food certification designated pursuant to the amended provisions of Article 24, and the period of validity for its initial designation shall be five years from the enforcement date of this Act, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 24 (3).
Article 8 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Sanctioning Measures, Penal Provisions, etc.)
In applying administrative sanctioning measures or penal provisions or fines for negligence to acts done before this Act enters into force, the former provisions or the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act shall govern.
Article 9 (Relationship with other Acts and Subordinate Statutes)
Any citation of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act or its provisions in other Acts or subordinate statutes as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation of this Act or the relevant provisions of this Act in lieu of the former Quality Control of Fishery Products Act or its provisions, where corresponding provisions exist in this Act.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 11079, Nov. 14, 2011>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11459, Jun. 1, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11690, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 11989, Jul. 30, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) through (4) Omitted.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Act No. 12248, Jan. 14, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 25 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13257, Mar. 27, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 9-2, 13-2, and 33-2 (1) 1 shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13359, Jun. 22, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Act No. 13383, Jun. 22, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 13466, Aug. 11, 2015>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Act No. 14302, Dec. 2, 2016>
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.