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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS SANITARY CONTROL ACT

Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 15812, jun. 20, 1998

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 16995, Oct. 31, 2000

Presidential Decree No. 17652, jun. 29, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 18494, Jul. 29, 2004

Presidential Decree No. 19689, Sep. 22, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 20506, Dec. 31, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20677, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20779, May 9, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21802, Nov. 2, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22564, Dec. 29, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22962, jun. 7, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24162, Nov. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24800, Oct. 16, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25651, Oct. 8, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25889, Dec. 23, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26822, Dec. 30, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27299, jun. 30, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27960, Mar. 27, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28583, Jan. 16, 2018

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters delegated by the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act and matters necessary for the enforcement of said Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 2 (Scope of Livestock)
(1) "Animals prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") means the following animals: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Deer;
2. Rabbits;
3. Turkeys;
4. Geese;
5. Quails;
6. Pheasants;
7. Donkeys.
(2) "Products prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 8 of Article 2 of the Act means the following:
1. Processed minced meat products (referring to hamburger patties, meatballs, pork cutlets, etc., processed after finely cutting or mincing meat which is the main ingredient thereof);
2. Processed rib products;
3. Processed meat extract products (referring to products made by extracting the meat which is the main ingredient thereof with water, or products processed by adding such meat, food or food additives thereto);
4. Edible beef tallow;
5. Edible lard.
(3) "Products prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 9 of Article 2 of the Act means the following: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Non-fat milk;
1-2. Lactose-free milk;
2. Processed milk;
3. Goat's milk;
4. Butter milk;
5. Concentrated milk;
6. Milk cream;
7. Milk serum;
8. Lactose;
9. Milk protein hydrolysed food;
10. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
11. Ice cream (referring to products made by freezing or hardening raw milk or any processed milk product, which is the main ingredient thereof, after adding other foods or food additives thereto);
12. Ice cream powders (referring to products made by drying or pulverizing raw milk or any processed milk product, which is the main ingredient thereof, after adding other foods or food additives thereto, and which become ice cream if frozen after adding water);
13. Ice cream mix (referring to pasteurized or sterilized products in liquid form that become ice cream, if frozen after adding or mixing any other food or food additive to raw milk or any processed milk product which is the main ingredient thereof).
(4) "Products prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 10 of Article 2 of the Act means the following:
1. Whole egg liquid;
2. Yolk powder;
3. Dried albumin;
4. Thermoformed egg products;
5. Salted eggs;
6. Century eggs;
(5) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Articles 3 and 4 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 19689, Sep. 22, 2006>
 Article 5 (Composition of Livestock Product Sanitation Deliberation Committee)
(1) The Livestock Product Sanitation Deliberation Committee under Article 3-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall be comprised of at least 30, but not exceeding 50 members, including one chairperson and one vice chairperson.
(2) The chairperson shall be elected by and from among the members, and the vice chairperson shall be appointed by the chairperson from among the members.
(3) Members shall be appointed or commissioned by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety from among related public officials, persons engaged in business related to livestock products, persons with knowledge and experience in affairs related to the sanitation of livestock products or consumer protection. In such cases, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may receive recommendations from the related societies, professional bodies, etc., in commissioning the members. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 6 (Term of Office and Duties of Members)
(1) The term of office of the commissioned members among those referred to in Article 5 shall be two years.
(2) The chairperson shall represent the Committee and exercise overall control over its affairs.
(3) The vice chairperson shall assist the chairperson, and if the chairperson is unable to perform any of his/her duties due to any extenuating circumstances, he/she shall act on behalf of the chairperson.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 6-2 (Dismissal of Members)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may dismiss a member from office, in any of the following cases:
1. Where the member becomes incapable of performing his/her duties due to a mental disorder;
2. Where the member engages in misconduct in connection with his/her duties;
3. Where the member is deemed unsuitable as a member due to neglect of a duty, loss of dignity, or on any other reason;
4. Where the member voluntarily admits that it is impracticable for him/her to perform his/her duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 7 (Convocation of Meetings and Decision-Making)
(1) The chairperson shall convoke and preside over Committee meetings.
(2) The chairperson shall convoke a meeting without delay, if requested by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or by at least 1/3 of the total number of members. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) The resolution of a Committee meeting shall require the attendance of a majority of all incumbent members and the consent of a majority of those present.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 8 (Hearing Opinions of Related Persons)
Where deemed necessary, the Committee may request any related person to appear before the Committee and hear his/her opinion.
 Article 9 (Subcommittees)
(1) The Committee may establish subcommittees by professional field.
(2) Resolutions on matters the chairperson deems insignificant among matters to be resolved by the Committee may be resolved upon in subcommittees.
(3) Matters necessary for establishing and operating subcommittees shall be determined by the chairperson upon resolution of the Committee.
(4) Articles 7 and 8 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the convocation of meetings of subcommittees, and their decision-making and hearing opinions of related persons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 9-2 (Research Members)
(1) The number of research members referred to in Article 3-2 (3) of the Act shall not exceed five persons.
(2) Research members shall be appointed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety from among persons with extensive knowledge and experience in livestock products. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Research members may attend and speak at a Committee meeting.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 10 (Executive Secretary)
(1) The Committee shall have one executive secretary to handle administrative affairs of the Committee.
(2) A director in charge of sanitary affairs of livestock products from among public officials belonging to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety shall be the executive secretary. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 11 (Allowances and Travel Expenses)
(1) Members who have attended a Committee meeting may be reimbursed for allowances and travel expenses as determined by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, within budgetary limits: Provided, That the same shall not apply where a member who is a public official attends a Committee meeting in direct connection with his/her duties. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety may reimburse for research expenses, travel expenses, etc., to research members within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 12 (Detailed Rules of Operation)
Except as expressly provided for in this Decree, matters necessary for the operation of the Committee shall be determined by the chairperson upon resolution of the Committee.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 12-2 (Livestock Prohibited from Slaughter among Non-Ambulatory Livestock)
(1) "Cases prescribed by Presidential Decree, such as injury" in Article 7 (5) of the Act means cases where any livestock becomes non-ambulatory for any of the following causes:
1. Injury;
2. Dystocia;
3. Paturient paralysis;
4. Acute bloat.
(2) Livestock subject to the application of Article 7 (5) of the Act shall be cattle.
(3) Whether any cattle is non-ambulatory cattle prohibited from slaughter or treatment for food or sale pursuant to Article 7 (5) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "non-ambulatory cattle prohibited from slaughter") shall be determined as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012>
1. Where it is found at a slaughterhouse: The Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan Autonomous City Mayor, a Do Governor or Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") shall make a determination based on the findings of inspection of the relevant cattle conducted under Article 11 (1) of the Act;
2. Where it is found at a place other than a slaughterhouse: The Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Special Self-Governing Province Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) shall make a determination based on the findings of a clinical test or on a medical record of the relevant cattle.
(4) Detailed procedures and methods necessary to make determinations pursuant to paragraph (3) shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 12-3 (Subject-matter and Methods of Examination of Diseases of Non-Ambulatory Cattle Prohibited from Slaughter)
(1) Disease to be examined under Article 7 (6) of the Act means bovine spongiform entephalopathy.
(2) Examination of bovine spongiform entephalopathy under paragraph (1) shall be conducted by collecting brain tissues and examining pathogens of bovine spongiform entephalopathy.
(3) Matters necessary for the collection, handling, and treatment of specimens for the examination referred to in paragraph (2), gist of the examination, etc., shall be determined by the Commissioner of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22962, Jun. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21802, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 12-4 (Criteria and Procedures for Compensation of Losses, and Computation of Compensation Amount, of Non-Ambulatory Cattle Prohibited from Slaughter)
(1) Criteria for the compensation of losses under Article 7 (6) of the Act shall be the full appraised value of any non-ambulatory cattle prohibited from slaughter as food as at the time the relevant cattle is determined to be non-ambulatory.
(2) Prices for compensation under Article 7 (6) of the Act shall be computed by a Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu based on the cause of non-ambulatory, seriousness of symptom, record of medical treatment, opinion on prognosis, whether the case meets the standards for inspection of livestock referred to in Article 11 (4) of the Act, and other factors related to the price computation.
(3) The owner of cattle who intends to obtain compensation pursuant to Article 7 (6) of the Act shall file an application for compensation with the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of the Si/Gun/Gu who has made a determination on the relevant cattle; and the Mayor/Do Governor or the head of the Si/Gun/Gu, in receipt of the application, shall pay the compensation amount computed pursuant to paragraph (2) to the owner.
(4) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in paragraphs (1) through (3), matters necessary for the computation of compensation amount, methods of payment, etc., shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21802, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 12-5 (Methods of Discarding Non-Ambulatory Cattle Prohibited from Slaughter)
(1) A Mayor/Do Governor or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall dispose of non-ambulatory cattle prohibited from slaughter, by any of the following methods pursuant to Article 7 (6) of the Act: Provided, That if any cattle is confirmed as infected with bovine spongiform entephalopathy as the result of an examination of disease performed pursuant to Article 12-3, it shall be disposed of by the method prescribed in subparagraph 1:
1. Disposing of by such means as incineration, burying, etc.;
2. Conversion to uses other than for food.
(2) When discarding any cattle pursuant to paragraph (1), Article 19 (2) and (3) shall apply mutatis mutandis to the method of and standards for the discard.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 21802, Nov. 2, 2009]
 Article 12-6 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
 Article 12-7 (Packaging, etc., of Livestock Products)
(1) Livestock products subject to packaging under Article 10-2 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25889, Dec. 23, 2014>
1. Chicken and duck meat;
2. Hens' eggs among edible eggs.
(2) Business operators obligated to store, transport, display and sell livestock subject to packaging prescribed in paragraph (1) after packaging, shall be as follows: Provided, That in cases of hens' eggs among edible eggs, the same shall apply only to a business operator referred to in subparagraph 4: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24800, Oct. 16, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25651, Oct. 8, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25889, Dec. 23, 2014>
1. A slaughter business operator referred to in subparagraph 1 of Article 21;
2. A business operator for livestock product storage referred to in subparagraph 5 of Article 21;
3. A business operator for livestock product transportation referred to in subparagraph 6 of Article 21;
4. A business operator for livestock product sales referred to in subparagraph 7 of Article 21: Provided, That business operators who meet the sanitary requirements prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister among business operators who engage in meat sale business referred to in subparagraph 7 (a) of Article 21, by selling chicken and duck meat in a traditional market defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Special Act on the Development of Traditional Markets and Shopping Districts, shall be excluded herefrom;
5. A business operator for instant meat sales and processing referred to in subparagraph 8 of Article 21: Provided, That business operators who meet the sanitary requirements prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister among business operators who engage in instant meat sales and processing business, by selling chicken and duck meat in a traditional market defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Special Act on the Development of Traditional Markets and Shopping Districts shall be excluded herefrom;
(3) Matters necessary for the packaging methods, etc., of livestock subject to packaging under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 13 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
 Article 13-2 (Reinspection of Livestock Products)
(1) Matters to be notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or a Mayor/Do Governor to the relevant business operator and the deadline for giving such notice pursuant to Article 12-3 (1) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters to be notified: Methods of inspection applied to the relevant inspection, methods of collecting and handling specimens, and the outcome of inspection;
2. Deadline for giving notice: Within seven days from the date the relevant statement of an inspection or a certificate of inspection is prepared.
(2) Where a request for reinspection made pursuant to Article 12-3 (2) of the Act falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or a Mayor/Do Governor shall conduct a reinspection: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Where the result of an inspection conducted by a domestic or overseas inspection institution referred to in Article 12-3 (2) of the Act, by a method not used by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or a Mayor/Do Governor among the inspection methods publicly notified by the specifications of ingredients of livestock products referred to in Article 4 (2) 2 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "specifications of ingredients") (limited to cases where there are at least two methods of inspection publicly notified by the specifications of ingredients), satisfies the specifications of ingredients and application of inspection method thereto, and the appropriateness of the application of such method of inspection and the suitability of specimens for inspection, etc., are acknowledged;
2. Where an inspection is conducted in contravention of the inspection method, which is deemed to directly affect the result of inspection among the methods of inspection, such as the methods of collecting and handling specimens, and procedures for inspection, publicly notified by the specifications of ingredients.
(3) Matters to be notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety or a Mayor/Do Governor to the relevant business operator and the deadline for giving such notice pursuant to Article 12-3 (3) and (4) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters to be notified: Outcome of determination on whether to conduct a reinspection (including the grounds therefor) or the result of reinspection;
2. Deadline for giving notice: Outcome of determination on whether to conduct a reinspection shall be notified within seven days from the date the request for reinspection is received; and the outcome of reinspection shall be notified within 18 days from the date of the notice to receive a reinspection is given.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 14 (Qualification and Duties of Inspectors)
(1) Persons qualified as inspectors under Article 13 (1) of the Act shall be those qualified as veterinarians among public officials belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, the Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan Autonomous City, a Do, or a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do"), a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply), or a livestock product testing and inspection agency referred to in Article 6 (2) 2 of the Act on Testing and Inspection in the Food and Drug Industry (hereinafter referred to as "livestock product testing and inspection agency") and public veterinarians under Article 21 of the Veterinarians Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
(2) Duties of an inspector referred to in paragraph (1) shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Verification as to whether containers, etc. (referring to containers, tools, or packaging used for livestock products or colors for seal of approval or printing) that meet the specifications, etc., referred to in Article 5 (1) of the Act are used;
2. Verification as to whether the standards for labelling livestock products referred to in Article 6 of the Act is violated;
3. Inspection of livestock, meat, raw milk, and edible eggs pursuant to Articles 7 (6) and (8), 11 (1), and 12 (1), (2) and (6) of the Act;
4. Verification as to whether a business operator has prepared and operated his/her own sanitary control standards pursuant to Article 8 (2) of the Act;
5. Affairs related to verification as to whether a business operator has prepared and operated his/her own HACCP and the examination and evaluation of whether HACCP is complied with pursuant to Articles 9 (2) and 9-3 (2) of the Act;
6. Affairs related to the inspection and guidance, examination and evaluation, verification of propriety, etc., of HACCP-accredited places of work, HACCP-accredited business establishments, HACCP-accredited farms, and integrated HACCP-accredited businesses under Articles 9 (3) and (4) and 9-3 (1) and (4) of the Act (hereinafter referred to a "HACCP-accredited places of work, etc.");
7. Inspection of cows or sheep being milked, pursuant to Article 11 (2) of the Act;
8. Inspection of propriety of inspections conducted by livestock product processing business operators or instant meat sales and processing business operators, pursuant to Article 12 (3) of the Act;
9. Verification as to whether veterinarians in charge referred to in Article 13 (3) of the Act and assistant inspectors referred to in Article 14 of the Act, perform their duties;
10. Disposal of livestock or livestock products that fail an inspection pursuant to Article 18 of the Act;
11. Affairs related to access, inspection, and collection under Article 19 of the Act;
12. Verification as to whether the administrative dispositions imposed pursuant to Articles 27, 28, 28-2, 30 (2) and 47 of the Act are complied with;
13. Verification as to whether business operators and their employees comply with matters to be observed under Article 31 (2) of the Act;
14. Inspection of whether the prohibition of any false, exaggerated, or negative labelling or advertising, or over-packaging prescribed in Article 32 (1) of the Act is violated, and guidance thereon;
15. Inspection of whether the prohibition of sale, etc., prescribed in Article 33 (1) of the Act is violated, and guidance thereon;
16. Seizure, destruction, or recall of livestock products pursuant to Article 36 (1) of the Act;
17. Inspection and disposal of any animal other than livestock and their carcass, dressed meat, internal organs, and other parts pursuant to Article 40-2 of the Act;
18. Guidance on the distribution of livestock products;
19. Other affairs related to the sanitary control of livestock and livestock products, such as verification as to whether orders issued under this Act and obligation to report are fulfilled.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 15 (Qualification, Duties, etc., of Veterinarians in Charge)
(1) A person who is qualified as a veterinarian and has undergone education pursuant to Article 30 (3) of the Act shall be a veterinarian in charge referred to in Article 13 (3) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
(2) Duties of a veterinarian in charge referred to in paragraph (1) shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
2. Inspection of raw milk;
3. Sanitary control of places of business;
4. Sanitation training for employees;
5. Disposal of raw milk that fails an inspection;
6. Reporting on the maintenance and inspection of inspection records;
7. Verification as to whether assistant inspectors perform their duties;
8. Guidance on sanitary control of cows or sheep being milked;
9. Other affairs related to sanitary control of raw milk.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
[Enforcement date] The amended provisions concerning slaughterhouses in Article 15 (1) and (2), shall enter into force on the following relevant dates:
1. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 80,000: July 1, 2014;
2. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 50,000 but not exceeding 80,000: January 1, 2015;
3. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which does not exceed 50,000: January 1, 2016.
 Article 16 (Revocation of Designation, etc., of Veterinarian in Charge)
(1) A business operator who has designated a veterinarian in charge pursuant to Article 13 (3) of the Act shall not revoke such designation without just grounds. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
(2) Where a veterinarian in charge has caused serious harm to public hygiene, such as communicable disease between men and beasts and food poisoning, by neglecting his/her duties prescribed in Article 15 (2) or has violated any order issued under this Act, a Mayor/Do Governor may recommend the business operator who has designated the relevant veterinarian in charge, to revoke his/her designation, within a designated period. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22564, Dec. 29, 2010>
(3) Where a business operator fails to comply with a recommendation to revoke designation made pursuant to paragraph (2) without any extenuating circumstances, a Mayor/Do Governor may revoke the approval for designation of a veterinarian in charge granted pursuant to Article 13 (3) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
[Enforcement date] The amended provisions concerning slaughterhouses in Article 16 (1) and (3) shall enter into force on the following relevant dates:
1. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 80,000: July 1, 2014;
2. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 50,000 but not exceeding 80,000: January 1, 2015;
3. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which does not exceed 50,000: January 1, 2016.
 Article 17 (Places of Work Obliged to Employ Assistant Inspectors)
“Place of work prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 14 (2) of the Act means a milk collection station. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
[Enforcement date] The amended provisions concerning slaughterhouses in Article 17 shall enter into force on the following relevant dates:
1. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 80,000: July 1, 2014;
2. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 50,000 but not exceeding 80,000: January 1, 2015;
3. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which does not exceed 50,000: January 1, 2016.
 Article 17-2 (Standard Workload, etc., of Inspectors)
The standard workload of an inspector and a veterinarian in charge of inspection that can be conducted in a day under Article 13 (5) of the Act and the number of assistant inspectors to be posted or employed in a place of work, etc., pursuant to Article 14 of the Act, shall be as specified in attached Table 1. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 18 (Qualification and Duties of Assistant Inspectors)
(1) Any of the following persons who has received education pursuant to Article 18-2 (3) shall be an assistant inspector who assists inspection affairs of an inspector pursuant to Article 14 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. A graduate of a school defined in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act after completing the course of veterinary science, zootechny, sitology, or biology in a department or undergraduate course, or a person at least equivalently qualified;
2. A person who is qualified as at least Craftsman Livestock or Craftsman Fabrication of Meats defined under Article 2 of the National Technical Qualifications Act;
3. A person who has at least one year’s experience in the affairs related to the sanitation of livestock products in a livestock product testing and inspection agency.
(2) Any of the following persons shall be qualified as an assistant inspector referred to in Article 14 (2) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. A person who has at least six years’ experience in the affairs related to the sanitation of livestock products in a livestock product testing and inspection agency;
2. A person who is qualified as at least Craftsman Livestock defined under Article 2 of the National Technical Qualifications Act;
3. A person who has at least one year’s experience in a milk collection station;
4. A person who has completed regular sanitation training conducted by a corporation related to the sanitation of livestock products prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister pursuant to Article 30 (8) of the Act;
5. A person who has engaged in the affairs related to the sanitation of livestock products at a corporation related to the sanitation of livestock designated by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety for at least six months.
(3) Duties of an assistant inspector referred to in paragraph (1), shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Assistance in the inspection of livestock and their meat performed by an inspector;
2. Assistance in the verification as to whether a slaughterhouse complies with its own sanitary control standards and individual HACCP, performed by an inspector;
3. Assistance in disposal of livestock and livestock products that fail an inspection;
4. Assistance in laboratory inspections performed by an inspector;
5. Preparation of documents related to inspection, such as inspection records;
6. Sanitary control of devices, equipment, facilities, etc., within a place of business;
7. Other affairs instructed by an inspector in connection with sanitation control of livestock and livestock products.
(4) Duties of an assistant inspector referred to in paragraph (2) shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Assistance in inspection of raw milk and provision of guidance for the sanitary control of cows or sheep being milked, among duties of a veterinarian in charge;
2. Sanitary control of devices, equipment, facilities, etc., within a place of business;
3. Assistance in the disposal of raw milk that fails an inspection;
4. Preparation of documents related to inspection, such as inspection records;
5. Other affairs instructed by an inspector or veterinarian in charge, in connection with sanitation control of raw milk.
(5) When an assistant inspector referred to in paragraph (1) or (2) has found any fact that is likely to cause harm to human health or any serious defect of a device, equipment, facility, etc., within a place of business in the course of performing his/her duties pursuant to paragraph (3) or (4), he/she shall report such fact immediately to an inspector or veterinarian in charge.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
[Enforcement date] The amended provisions concerning slaughterhouses in Article 18 (2) 2, 3, (4) 1, 3, and 5 shall enter into force on the following relevant dates:
1. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 80,000: July 1, 2014;
2. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 50,000 but not exceeding 80,000: January 1, 2015;
3. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which does not exceed 50,000: January 1, 2016.
 Article 18-2 (Education of Assistant Inspectors)
(1) An assistant inspector referred to in Article 14 (1) or (2) of the Act (including persons who intend to become assistant inspectors) shall undergone education in an education agency designated and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety designates and publicly notifies education agencies pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall designate at least two education agencies and also publicly notify the standards for human resources, equipment and facilities, etc., that such education agencies should be equipped with. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Hours of education for assistant inspectors referred to in paragraph (1), shall be as follows:
1. For persons who intend to become assistant inspectors referred to in Article 14 (1) of the Act: 40 hours;
2. For persons who intend to become assistant inspectors referred to in Article 14 (2) of the Act: 24 hours;
3. For assistant inspectors referred to in Article 14 (1) or (2): At least 4 hours annually.
(4) The contents of education referred to in paragraph (1) shall be as follows: Provided, That in cases falling under paragraph (3) 3, some of the content of education may be omitted: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Basic theories of veterinary science;
2. Matters concerning the inspection of livestock and livestock products at slaughterhouses and milk collection stations;
3. Matters concerning the methods, etc., of applying HACCP to slaughterhouses and milk collection stations;
4. Matters concerning the sanitary control of livestock products at slaughterhouses and milk collection stations;
5. Matters concerning the statutes related to sanitation of livestock products.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 18-3 (Expenses, etc., for Conducting Education)
(1) An education agency under Article 18-2 (1) may receive expenses for conducting education in the following corresponding amounts:
1. Remuneration of instructors;
2. Expenses for the compilation of an educational textbook;
3. Expenses for experimental materials and field exercises;
4. Other necessary expenses, such as the cost to purchase office supplies related to education.
(2) Matters necessary for the education of assistant inspectors shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 18-4 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
 Article 18-5 (Scope of Interested Parties concerning Prohibition of Import and Sale)
"Interested party prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 15-2 (3) of the Act means a business operator who suffers or is anticipate to suffer a disadvantage due to the prohibition imposed under Article 15-2 (1) of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 19 (Disposal of Livestock and Livestock Products that Fail Inspections)
(1) Pursuant to Article 18 of the Act, a business operator shall dispose of livestock or livestock products that fail an inspection referred to in Article 11 or 12 of the Act by any of the following methods: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
1. Scrapping by means of incineration, burying, etc.
2. Conversion to uses other than for food;
3. Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
(2) Where it intends to incinerate or bury any livestock or livestock products that fail an inspection, the methods of and standards for disposal thereof shall be as specified in attached Table 2.
(3) Where it intends to convert the use of livestock or livestock products that fail an inspection to uses other than for food, the methods of and the standards for disposal thereof shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 20 (Request for Sanitary Inspection, etc., Made by Consumers, etc.)
(1) "More than a certain number of consumers prescribed by Presidential Decree" in the main sentence of Article 19-2 (1) of the Act means at least five consumers who have suffered the same loss caused by the same place of business, etc.
(2) A person who intends to request to access, inspect and collect under Article 19 (1) and (2) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "sanitary inspection, etc.") pursuant to Article 19-2 (1) of the Act, shall submit a written request to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the competent Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of the competent Si/Gun/Gu. In such cases, where persons who intend to make a request are consumers, a written request shall be submitted by their representative.
(3) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu notifies the result of sanitary inspection, etc., pursuant to Article 19-2 (2) of the Act, he/she shall give notice by means requested by the consumers' representative, the head of the consumer organization, or the head of the livestock product testing and inspection agency, or in writing if no separate request is made.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014]
 Article 20-2 (Qualification, Scope of Duties, etc., of Livestock Product Sanitation Supervisors)
(1) "Agencies under its control prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 20-2 (1) of the Act means regional offices of food and drug safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22962, Jun. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) Livestock product sanitation supervisors under Article 20-2 (1) of the Act shall be appointed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the head of a regional office of food and drug safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu from among any of the following public officials: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22962, Jun. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A hygienist, professional engineer, engineer food processing, industrial engineer food processing, or nutritionist;
2. A graduate of a school referred to in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act after completing a course of medical science, Korean medicine, pharmacy, oriental pharmacy, veterinary medicine, zootechny, livestock processing, chemistry, chemical engineering, food processing, food chemistry, food manufacturing, food engineering, food science, food and nutrition, hygienics, fermentation technology, microbiology, or biology in a department or undergraduate course, or a person who has the qualification equivalent thereto or higher;
3. A person who has at least one year’s experience in the affairs related to the sanitary administration of livestock products.
(3) Duties of a livestock product sanitation supervisor shall be as prescribed in Articles 14 (2) 1, 2, 4 through 6, 8, 10 through 16, 18, and 19. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 20-3 (Commissioning, etc., of Honorary Livestock Product Sanitation Supervisors)
(1) Honorary livestock product sanitation supervisors referred to in Article 20-3 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "honorary supervisors") shall be commissioned from among any of the following persons:
1. A person with extensive knowledge in sanitation and distribution of livestock products;
2. A person recommended by the head of a consumer organization or producers' organization or association related to animal husbandry (excluding organizations or associations established to promote common interests of business operators who perform business prescribed in Article 21 of the Act; hereinafter referred to as "organization, etc.") from among employees belonging to such organization, etc.
(2) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall dismiss an honorary supervisor commissioned pursuant to paragraph (1) from office, in any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Where the honorary supervisor retires or is dismissed from an organization, etc.;
2. Where the honorary supervisor engages in misconduct in connection with his/her duties prescribed in paragraph (3) or abuses his/her authority;
3. Where it becomes impractical for the honorary supervisor to perform his/her duties due to death, disease, injury, etc.
(3) The scope of duties of an honorary supervisor is as follows. In such cases, the honorary supervisor shall not engage in any misconduct or abuse his/her authority in connection with his/her duties: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Assistance in seizure and scrapping of livestock products conducted by a livestock product sanitation supervisor;
2. Reporting on and provision of information about a violator of a statute;
3. Other affairs related to public relations, campaigns, etc., on sanitation and trade order of livestock products.
(4) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may pay allowances to honorary supervisors, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Detailed matters concerning the operation of honorary supervisors shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 21 (Detailed Kinds and Scope of Business)
The detailed kinds and scope of business under Article 21 of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24800, Oct. 16, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25889, Dec. 23, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Livestock slaughter business: Business engaged in slaughtering and disposing of livestock to use for food;
2. Milk collection business: Business engaged in collecting, filtering, cooling, or storing raw milk: Provided, That it shall include cases where processing of raw milk is conducted with the business operator's own product and for which no activities for collecting raw milk is conducted;
3. In cases of livestock product processing business, business classified as follows:
(a) Meat processing business: Business engaged in the production of processed meat products;
(b) Milk processing business: Business engaged in the production of processed milk products;
(c) Egg processing business: Business engaged in the production of processed egg products;
4. Meat packaging business: Business engaged in the production of packaged meat;
5. Livestock product storage business: Cold-storage business or refrigerating business engaged in the storage of livestock products by freezing or refrigerating such products: Provided, That it shall exclude cases where a livestock processing business operator or meat packaging business operator stores livestock products to use them as base ingredients for their products;
6. Livestock transportation business: Business engaged in the transportation of livestock products (excluding raw milk and livestock products which do not require to be stored in frozen or refrigerated state because they are processed through drying, sterilizing, or salting to prevent them from easy decomposition or spoiling) in a sanitary manner: Provided, That excluded herefrom are cases where any livestock product is transported to be sold, treated, processed or packaged at a place of business of the relevant business operator and cases where any livestock product treated, processed or packaged by the relevant business operator is transported;
7. In cases of livestock product sales business, business classified as follows:
(a) Meat sale business; Business specialized in the sale of meat or packaged meat (including business selling packaged meat after re-cutting or dividing it): Provided, That exclude herefrom are cases where a person who manages a shop that sells food at retail, such as a supermarket, stores and displays any of the following meat or packaged meat in freezers or refrigerators in the relevant shop and sells it to end-consumers at the relevant shop without opening its package and cases where instant meat sales and processing business referred to in subparagraph 8 is in operation after filing a report thereon:
(i) Chicken and duck meat that a slaughter business operator referred to in Article 12-7 (2) 4 has individually packaged pursuant to Article 12-7 (1) 1;
(ii) Packaged meats produced by a meat packaging business operator referred to in subparagraph 4;
(b) Business specialized in the sale of by-products of meat: Business specialized in the sale of only such edible parts as internal organs (referring to livers, hearts, stomachs, spleens, intestines, kidneys, etc.), heads, legs, tails, bones, blood, etc., of meat categorized as by-products of meat;
(c) Business specialized in the sale of types of milk: Business in the form of a milk agency, milk distribution agency, etc., which specializes in the sale of processed milk products that are directly drinkable, which is conducted;
(d) Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
(e) Sales business specialized in the distribution of livestock products: Business of distributing and selling processed or packaged livestock products under the business operator's own trademark by outsourcing the processing or packaging of livestock products (referring to packaged meats, processed meat products, processed milk products, and processed egg products in this item) to a livestock product processing business operator or meat packaging business operator;
(f) Business specialized in the collection and sale of edible eggs: Business specialized in the sale (excluding cases where the business operator sells all of the edible eggs produced thereby to a business operator engaged in the business of collecting and selling edible eggs) of edible eggs (limited to hens' eggs; hereafter the same shall apply in this item) by collecting, treating or purchasing them: Provided, That any of the following cases shall be excluded herefrom:
(i) Where a business operator engages in a chicken-breeding business without filing registration therefor, because he/she constitutes a person exempted from registration of livestock breeding business under Article 22 (3) of the Livestock Industry Act;
(ii) Where a business operator sells packaged eggs (referring to the eggs packaged by a livestock sale business operator (limited to a business operator referred to in Article 12-7 (2) 4, in the collection and sale of edible eggs) pursuant to Article 12-7 (1) 2; hereafter the same shall apply in this item) directly to end-consumers at a retail shop, such as a supermarket;
(iii) Where a business operator engaged in the sale of food for food service facilities referred to in subparagraph 5 (b) (iv) of Article 21 of the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act sells packaged eggs to food service facilities;
8. Instant meat sales and processing business: Business specialized in the sale of meat or packaged meat (including the sale of packaged meat after re-cutting or dividing the packaged meat) while making or re-dividing processed meat (excluding canned and bottled meat) to directly sell to end customers: Provided, That exclude herefrom are cases where a person who manages a shop that sells food at retail, such as a supermarket, sells processed meat (excluding canned and bottled meat) made or re-divided by himself/herself directly to end customers while he/she stores and displays any meat or packaged meat that falls under subparagraph 7 (a) (i) or (ii), in refrigerators or freezers in the relevant shop and sells it directly to end-consumers at the relevant shop without opening its package.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 22 (Essential Particulars subject to License for Modification)
"Where he/she changes essential particulars prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 22 (2) 3 of the Act means cases where any person who has obtained a license to operate his/her business, changes any of the following facilities:
1. In cases of slaughter business: A mooring, workroom, cold-storage room, or freezer room;
2. In cases of milk collection business: A milk storage room;
3. In cases of livestock product processing business: A raw material treatment room, manufacturing and processing room, or packaging room;
4. In cases of meat packaging business: A raw material storage room, meat treatment room, or packaging room;
5. In cases of livestock product storage business: Freezers or refrigerators.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 23 (Revocation, etc., of Licenses)
(1) The following dispositions shall be imposed in writing stating the grounds for and details of the disposition, etc.:
1. Revocation of a business license or an order to close a place of business under Article 27 of the Act;
2. An order to fully or partially suspend business under Article 27 of the Act.
(2) When a hearing was held under Article 43 of the Act or an opinion is received under Article 27 of the Administrative Procedures Act to impose a disposition referred to in paragraph (1), the disposition shall be imposed within 14 days from the date the procedures are completed, except in extenuating circumstances.
(3) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has imposed a disposition pursuant to paragraph (1), shall post a notice prescribed by ordinance of the Prime Minister stating the name of the relevant place of business, details and duration of the disposition, etc., at the entrance of the place of business subject to such disposition or at other conspicuous places. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 24 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 19689, Sep. 22, 2006>
 Article 25 (Standards for Calculation of Penalty Surcharges to be Imposed in Lieu of Disposition for Business Suspension, etc.)
The amount of a penalty surcharge to be imposed pursuant to Article 28 (1) of the Act shall be calculated based upon the standards specified in attached Table 3, taking into account the type and degree of the offense. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 26 (Imposition and Payment of Penalty Surcharges)
(1) The Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu who intends to impose a penalty surcharge under Article 28 (1) of the Act shall give written notice to the business operator subject to such disposition or his/her agent to pay such penalty surcharge by specifying the type of the offense, the amount of the relevant penalty surcharge, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A person, in receipt of notice under paragraph (1), shall pay the penalty surcharge to a receiving agency designated by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of the Si/Gun/Gu within 20 days from the date of the payment notice: Provided, That where it is impossible to pay the penalty surcharge within such period due to a natural disaster or any other unavoidable cause, it shall be paid within seven days from the day such cause ceases to exist. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) A receiving agency, which has received a penalty surcharge pursuant to paragraph (2), shall issue a receipt to the payer.
(4) Upon receipt of a penalty surcharge pursuant to paragraph (2), the receiving agency of the penalty surcharges shall notify such fact without delay, to the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, the Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of the Si/Gun/Gu. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 26-2 (Persons subject to Cancellation of Imposition Disposition for Penalty Surcharges, etc.)
A person against whom the disposition to impose a penalty surcharge should be cancelled and his/her business should be fully or partially suspended the penalty surcharge should be collected in the same manner as delinquent national taxes are collected, or pursuant to the Act on the Collection, etc. of Local Non-Tax Revenue, as prescribed in the main sentence of Article 28 (4) of the Act, shall be a person who has failed to pay a penalty surcharge within the payment deadline, receives a demand for payment once but fails to pay the penalty surcharge within 15 days from the date such demand is received.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014]
 Article 26-3 (Standards and Procedures for Calculation of Penalty Surcharges for Sale, etc., of Hazardous Livestock Products)
(1) The amount of a penalty surcharge to be imposed under Article 28-2 (1) of the Act shall be calculated by multiplying the quantity of the relevant livestock products sold by a person falling under any subparagraph of Article 28-2 (1) of the Act (hereafter in this Article referred to as "hazardous livestock products, etc.") by the sales price.
(2) The quantity of sales referred to in paragraph (1) shall be the quantity calculated by deducting the quantity actually unsold for withdrawal, return, or inspection, etc., from the quantity shipped from the time the hazardous livestock products, etc., are first sold until the time they are uncovered; and where sales price is changed during the sales period, the price of sale shall be computed by the time they are sold.
(3) Article 26 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the procedures, etc., for the imposition and collection of penalty surcharges pursuant to Article 28-2 (1) of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014]
 Article 26-4 (Extension of Deadlines for Payment of Penalty Surcharges and Installment Payments)
(1) Where the amount of a penalty surcharge to be paid by a person on whom the penalty surcharge has been imposed pursuant to Article 28 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "penalty surcharge obligor") is at least one million won and if it is deemed difficult for him/her to pay the full amount of the penalty surcharge in lump sum due to any of the following causes, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may extend the payment deadline or allow him/her to pay it in installments. In such cases, the penalty surcharge obligor may be requested to provide collateral, if deemed necessary:
1. Where the penalty surcharge obligor suffers a significant loss to his/her property due to a disaster, etc.;
2. Where the business of the penalty surcharge obligor is in serious crisis due to worsening of business conditions;
3. Where the penalty surcharge obligor is presumed to face a significant financial difficulty, if the penalty surcharge is paid in lump sum;
4. Other cases where any cause exists corresponding to those set forth in subparagraphs 1 through 3.
(2) A penalty surcharge obligor, who intends to have the deadline for payment of the penalty surcharge extended or to pay it in installments pursuant to paragraph (1), shall file an application with the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu by not later than ten days before the deadline for payment.
(3) In granting an extension of payment deadline or approving installment payments of a penalty surcharge pursuant to paragraph (1), the extended payment deadline shall not exceed one year, the interval between each installment deadline shall not exceed four months, and installment payments shall not exceed three times.
(4) Where a penalty surcharge obligor for whom a decision is made to extend the payment deadline or to approve installment payment pursuant to paragraph (1), falls under any of the following cases, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may revoke the decision to extend payment deadline or approve installment payment and collect the penalty surcharge in lump sum:
1. Where he/she fails to pay the penalty surcharge decided to be paid in installments by the payment deadline;
2. Where he/she fails to fulfill an order of the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu issued concerning the provision of collateral;
3. Where it is deemed impossible to collect all or the unpaid portion of the penalty surcharge due to such causes as compulsory execution, commencement of an auction, declaration of bankruptcy, dissolution of the corporation, a disposition of default on a national tax or local tax, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016]
 Article 26-5 (Reduction or Exemption of Administrative Dispositions for Business Operators who Have Recalled Hazardous Livestock Products)
Where it is intended to reduce or exempt any administrative disposition pursuant to Article 31-2 (3) of the Act, for a person who has recalled or taken necessary measures to recall hazardous livestock products (including business entities registered under Article 15 of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control to import and sell imported food, etc.) pursuant to Article 31-2 (1); the criteria for the reduction and exemption shall be subject to the following classification: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Where at least 4/5 of the planned recall quantity specified in a recall plan referred to in Article 31-2 (2) of the Act (hereafter in this Article referred to as "planned recall quantity") is recalled: Exemption of an administrative disposition against the relevant offense;
2. Where at least 1/3 but less than 4/5 of the planned recall quantity specified in a recall plan is recalled:
(a) Where the standards for administrative dispositions under Article 27 (1) of the Act (hereafter in this Article referred to as "standards for administrative dispositions") provide for the revocation of the business license or the closure of the place of business, a disposition for suspension of business for a period of between two and six months;
(b) Where the standards for administrative dispositions provide for the full or partial suspension of business, a reduction of the period of business suspension by up to 2/3 of the period prescribed by such standards;
3. Where at least 1/4 but less than 1/3 of the planned recall quantity is recalled:
(a) Where the standards for administrative dispositions provide for the revocation of the business license or the closure of the place of business, a disposition for suspension of business for a period of between three and six months;
(b) Where the standards for administrative dispositions provide for the full or partial suspension of business, a reduction of the period of business suspension by up to 1/2 of the period prescribed by such standards.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 26-6 (Scope of Interested Persons)
"Interested persons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 33-2 (4) of the Act means business operators who have suffered or are expected to suffer a disadvantage due to the temporary prohibition imposed under Article 33-2 (2) of the Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 27 (Items subject to Assessment of Harm, etc.)
(1) Matters subject to assessment, and the methods and procedures for the assessment of harm which may be caused by livestock products under Article 33-2 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "assessment of harm") shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22962, Jun. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Matters subject to the assessment of harm:
(a) Livestock products prohibited or restricted to be treated, processed, packaged, imported, stored, transported, displayed, etc., for sale or for the purpose of sale by an international organization, such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, or a foreign government, because they are deemed likely to harm human health;
(b) Livestock products from which a testing and inspection agency in Korea or abroad has detected a raw material or ingredient which may harm human health;
(c) Livestock products that is deemed by the Committee likely to harm human health;
(d) Livestock products that may harm human health, because they are dealt or processed with a new raw material or ingredient, or new technology, or because the standards or specifications for the safety are not determined yet;
2. Hazardous elements subject to assessment:
(a) Chemical elements, such as agricultural pesticides, heavy metals, food additives, drugs for animal use, and environmental pollutants that may remain in livestock products, materials that may be generated in the course of treatment and processing, and other relevant materials;
(b) Physical elements, such as forms and foreign substances in livestock products;
(c) Microbial elements, such as germs causing food poisoning, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, etc.;
3. Methods of and procedures for assessment of harm:
(a) Assessment of harm shall determine the effect of the relevant livestock products on human health, following the process of verifying harmfulness through which the toxity of hazardous elements existing in livestock products that affects the human body is examined; process of determining harmfulness through which the tolerable quantity of exposure to the human body, such as acceptable daily intake of hazardous elements, is calculated; process of assessing exposure, process of verifying harmfulness through which the quantity of hazardous elements exposed to the human body is calculated; and the process of determining the level of harmfulness through which the results of process for assessing exposure are integrated: Provided, That where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety separately determines the relevant methods in accordance with the current level of technology or characteristics of hazardous elements, such methods may apply;
(b) Assessment of harm shall be conducted by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety: Provided, That it may be conducted by fully or partially outsourcing the affairs related to the assessment of harm to a university or college, a society related to the sanitation of livestock products, or a specialized livestock product testing and inspection agency in Korea or abroad to enhance the efficiency and expertise of the affairs related to the assessment of harm, and the cost incurred therein shall be borne by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety;
(c) Where any matters subject to assessment of harm referred to in subparagraph 1 has already undergone any assessment of harm by an international organization, such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, or a livestock product testing and inspection agency in Korea or abroad, or if there are scientific data on the test and analysis of hazardous elements, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety may substitute the result of such assessment or such data on test and analysis for the result of assessment of harm to be conducted by the Committee, following deliberation by the Committee.
(2) Necessary matters concerning the methods, criteria, procedures, etc., for the assessment of harm shall be determined and publicly notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 27-2 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010>
 Article 28 (Methods of Giving Public Notice, etc.)
(1) A business operator (including business entities engaged in business of importing and selling imported food, etc., and registered pursuant to Article 15 of the Special Act on Imported Food Safety Control; hereafter in this Article the same shall apply) in receipt of an order to give public notice pursuant to Article 37 (1) of the Act, shall promptly issue an urgent letter for recall, including the following matters, published in at least one general daily newspapers registered pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the Act on the Promotion of Newspapers, Etc., having nationwide circulation, and make sure that the same shall be published in all of the relevant newspapers printed and circulated on the same day and shall request the Minister of Food and Drug Safety to post the urgent letter for recall on a website connected to an information system referred to in Article 37-2 of the Act (hereafter in this Article referred to as "website"): <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22962, Jun. 7, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Title standing the recall of the livestock products;
2. Trade name of the livestock products (in cases of meat, referring to the kinds and cuts of the meat);
3. Date of manufacture and import, or expiration date, of livestock products subject to recall;
4. Reasons for recall;
5. Methods of recall;
6. Name, telephone number, and address of the business operator who conducts the recall;
7. Other matters necessary to conduct the recall.
(2) Where the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu gives a public notice pursuant to Article 37 (2) or (3) of the Act, he/she shall promptly post the following matters on the website or publish them in a general daily newspaper registered pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the Act on the Promotion of Newspapers, Etc., having nationwide circulation: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Title stating "public notice on the violation of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act" or "public notice on hazardous livestock products";
2. Trade name of the livestock products (in cases of meat, referring to the kinds and cuts of the meat);
3. Date of manufacture, import, or expiration of the relevant livestock products;
4. Details of the violation (including details of the offense and the statutes that provide for grounds therefor) or hazardous elements;
5. Type of business, name and location of the place of business, and the representative's name;
6. Other matters that must be notified to people to prevent hazards.
(3) Pursuant to Article 37 (4) of the Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall promptly post the following matters related to the business operator on whom the imposition of an administrative disposition is determined on the website or publish them in a general daily newspapers registered pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the Act on the Promotion of Newspapers, Etc., having nationwide circulation: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
1. Title stating "public notice on matters against which an administrative disposition is taken under the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act";
2. Type of business;
3. Name and location of the place of business, and the representative's name;
4. Trade name of the livestock products (in cases of meat, referring to the kinds and cuts of the meat);
5. Details of the violation (including details of the offense and the statutes that provide for grounds therefor);
6. Details, date and duration of the administrative disposition;
7. Regulatory institution and date of regulation or detection.
(4) Detailed matters concerning the public notice to be given under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 29 (Exceptions to Procedures for Closure)
Cases where a place of business may be closed without notifying the relevant business operator or his/her agent pursuant to the proviso to Article 38 (4) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22564, Dec. 29, 2010>
1. Where a person whose business license has been revoked or who has received an order to close a place of business for breaching Article 33 (1) 1 through 4 of the Act continues his/her business;
2. Where a place of business subject to closure is deemed likely to cause serious harm to public hygiene, such as a communicable disease between men and beasts and food poisoning, if it continues it business.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 30 (Payment of Rewards)
(1) Criteria for payment of rewards under Article 39 of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 3-2.
(2) Necessary matters concerning the methods of and procedures for the payment of rewards shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Prime Minister. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 31 (Delegation and Entrustment of Authority)
(1) Pursuant to Article 44 (1) of the Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall delegate authority over the following matters (in cases falling under subparagraph 1 and 1-2 through 1-4, excluding matters related to slaughterhouses, milk collection stations, or farms) to the head of a regional office of food and drug safety: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Examining and evaluating the HACCP and the appropriateness of the operation thereof under Article 9-3 (2) of the Act;
1-2. Accessing to and examining a place of work or business establishment in order to conduct verification of appropriateness of the HACCP under Article 9-3 (5) of the Act;
1-3. Taking measures against a business operator under Article 9-3 (7) of the Act;
1-4. Revoking accreditation of HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., and issuance of corrective orders under Article 9-4 of the Act;
2. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
2-2. Receiving requests for sanitary inspection, conducting sanitary inspection, etc., and notification and posting the outcome thereof under Article 19-2 of the Act;
3. Commission, dismissal of honorary livestock product sanitation supervisors, and payment of allowances under Article 20-3 of the Act;
4. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
5. Accepting reports on the succession to the status of a business operator under Article 26 (3) of the Act;
6. Issuing orders to suspend business or to close places of business under Article 27 of the Act;
7. Issuing disposition to impose a penalty surcharge under Article 28 of the Act;
8. Receiving reports on a recall and scrapping plan and a report on the result of recall and scrapping, and exemption or reduction of an administrative disposition under Article 31-2 of the Act;
8-2. Receiving a registration of processed livestock products traceability and a report on the change of registered matters under Article 31-3 (1) and (2) of the Act;
8-3. Revoking the registration of, or issuance of corrective orders to, a registrant of processed livestock products traceability under Article 31-3 (4) of the Act;
8-4. Inspecting and evaluating as to whether the standards for processed livestock products traceability and other relevant matters are complied with under Article 31-4 (6) of the Act;
9. Issuing orders to improve facilities under Article 35 of the Act;
10. Issuing orders for seizure, destruction (excluding matters concerning slaughterhouses and milk collection stations), or recall under Article 36 of the Act;
11. Issuing orders for public notice and giving a public notice under Article 37 of the Act;
12. Closing a place of business under Article 38 of the Act;
12-2. Paying rewards under Article 39 of the Act (excluding the payment to a person who reports or lodges a complaint against a person who has committed a violation in connection with the slaughter or treatment of any livestock or collection of milk or commits dishonesty against any livestock, or a person who arrests such person and/or who cooperates in the arrest of such person);
13. Holding hearings under Article 43 of the Act (limited to the hearings held pursuant to the matters over which authority has been entrusted under subparagraph 1-4 and 6);
14. Imposing and collecting administrative fines under Article 47 of the Act.
(2) Pursuant to the main sentence of Article 44 (2) of the Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall entrust the affairs related to the operation, etc., of an information system for processed livestock product traceability prescribed in Article 31-5 (1) through (3) of the Act to the President of the National Food Safety Information Service established under Article 67 of the Food Sanitation Act. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
(3) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Pursuant to the main sentence of Article 44 (2) of the Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall entrust the following affairs to the Chief Executive of the Korea Institute Food Safety Management Accreditation established under the Act on the Establishment and Operation of the Korea Institute for Food Safety Management Accreditation: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26822, Dec. 30, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Accrediting HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., accreditation for the alteration thereof, and issuance of documents verifying accreditation or accreditation for alteration under Article 9 (3) through (6) of the Act (excluding matters concerning slaughterhouses, milk collection stations, or farms);
2. Affairs related to extending the period of validity of accreditation under Article 9-2 of the Act (excluding matters concerning slaughterhouses, milk collection stations, or farms);
3. Examining and evaluating as to whether HACCP-accredited places of work (limited to livestock product processing business, meat packaging business, and livestock product storage business referred to in subparagraphs 3 through 5 of Article 21), HACCP-accredited business establishments (limited to livestock transportation business, livestock product sales business, and instant meat business referred to in subparagraphs 6 through 8 of Article 21), HACCP-accredited farms, or integrated HACCP-accredited businesses comply with HACCP under Article 9-3 (1) of the Act.
(5) Pursuant to the proviso to Article 44 (2) of the Act, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety shall entrust his/her authority over the following affairs (limited to the matters concerning slaughterhouses, milk collection stations or farms) to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs): <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
1. Accrediting HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., accrediting the alteration thereof, and issuing documents verifying accreditation or accrediting alteration, under Article 9 (3), (5) and (6) of the Act;
2. Providing technology or information or provision of education and training necessary to comply with HACCP, under Article 9 (8) of the Act;
3. Providing preferential support, such as financing for improving facilities, to persons accredited as HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., under Article 9 (9) of the Act;
4. Extending the period of validity of accreditation of HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., under Article 9-2 (2) and (3) of the Act;
5. Examining and evaluating whether HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., comply with HACCP, under Article 9-3 (1) of the Act;
6. Examining and evaluating the HACCP of a business operator who operates his/her individual HACCP and the appropriateness of the operation thereof, and support therefor, under Article 9-3 (2) and (3) of the Act;
7. Accessing, and examining any place of work, business establishment, or farm in order to verify the appropriateness of HACCP, under Article 9-3 (5) of the Act;
8. Taking measures against a business operator under Article 9-3 (7) of the Act;
9. Revoking the accreditation of, or issuing corrective orders to, HACCP-accredited places of work, etc., under Article 9-4 of the Act;
10. Deleted; <by Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
11. Matters concerning the inspection of edible eggs at a farm, under Article 12 (5) of the Act;
12 Providing guidance necessary to make improvements, such as methods of raising livestock, and issuance of a corrective order, under Article 12-2 (2) of the Act;
13. Matters concerning the appointment, employment, and posting of inspectors belonging to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs who are in charge of the inspection of slaughterhouses and milk collection stations and assistant inspectors who assist such affairs, under Articles 13 (1) and (5) and 14 (1) of the Act;
14. Issuing orders to a slaughter business operator or milk collection business operator to report on the result of the inspection of livestock products, or orders to an inspector to conduct inspection of a slaughterhouse or milk collection station and to collect livestock products, under Article 19 (1) of the Act;
15. Issuing orders to an inspector for seizure or destruction under Article 36 of the Act (limited to orders concerning slaughterhouses and milk collection stations);
16. Paying rewards under Article 39 of the Act (limited to payment to persons who report or lodge complaint against a person who has committed a violation in connection with the slaughter or treatment of any livestock or collection of milk or commits dishonesty against any livestock, or a person who arrests such person and who cooperates in the arrest of such person);
17. Issuing orders to take measures, under Article 42 of the Act;
18. Holding hearings under subparagraph 1 of Article 43 of the Act (limited to the hearings held pursuant to the matters on which authority has been entrusted under subparagraph 9);
19. Public notification on the procedures for and methods of determining non-ambulatory cattle prohibited from slaughter, under Article 12-2 (4);
20. Public notification of matters concerning the computation of compensation amount, methods of payment, etc., under Article 12-4 (4);
21. Designation and public notification of agencies that educate assistant inspectors (limited to assistant inspectors, the authority to employ and post whom is entrusted pursuant to subparagraph 13) and public notification on the education, under Articles 18-2 (1) and 18-3 (2).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
 Article 31-2 (Management of Personally Identifiable Information)
The Minister of Food and Drug Safety (including a person delegated with the authority of the Minister of Food and Drug Safety pursuant to Article 31 (1)), a Mayor/Do Governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (including persons to whom the relevant authority is delegated or entrusted, where such authority is delegated or entrusted) may manage the data which contain resident registration numbers under subparagraph 1 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act, if it is unavoidable to perform the following affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27960, Mar. 27, 2017>
1. Administrative affairs related to the inspection of livestock referred to in the main sentence of Article 11 (1) of the Act and the inspection of meat referred to in the main sentence of Article 12 (1) of the Act;
2. Administrative affairs related to sanitary inspection, etc., referred to in Article 19-2 of the Act;
3. Administrative affairs related to business licenses referred to in Article 22 of the Act;
4. Administrative affairs related to reporting on business, reporting on the alteration of any reported matter, etc., referred to in Article 24 of the Act;
5. Administrative affairs related to reporting on the succession to business referred to in Article 26 of the Act;
5-2. Administrative affairs related to revocation, etc. of licenses referred to in Article 27 of the Act;
5-3. Administrative affairs related to closure referred to in Article 38 of the Act;
6. Administrative affairs related to the payment of rewards referred to inr Article 39 of the Act;
7. Administrative affairs related to the inspection of animals other than livestock, etc., referred to in Article 40-2 of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012]
 Article 32 (Criteria for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
Criteria for the imposition of administrative fines under article 47 (1) through (3) of the Act shall be as specified in attached Table 4.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010]
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 2 (1) 1, shall enter into force on January 1, 2003.
Article 2 (Special Provisions on Application)
Under Article 2 of the Addenda to the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act (Act No. 5443), the Act and this Decree shall not begin to apply to chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, and raised quails and pheasants until December 31, 2002: Provided, That the same shall not apply to any livestock for sale within regions designated by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Assistant Inspectors)
A person who has obtained a license for a slaughterhouse or milk collection station under the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act, as at the time this Decree enters into force, shall appoint an assistant inspector referred to in Article 17 within six months after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 Omitted.
Article 5 (Relationship to other Acts and Subordinate Statutes)
Where any other statute cites any business referred to in the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act before it is amended pursuant to Article 4 of the Addenda, as at the time this Act enters into force, it shall be deemed to cite the relevant business referred to in this Decree, if such business falls under any business referred to in this Decree.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 16995, Oct. 31, 2000>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17652, Jun. 29, 2002>
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2002.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18494, Jul. 29, 2004>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 30, 2004: Provided, That the amended provisions of attached Table 1 shall enter into force on February 1, 2005.
Article 2 (Applicability to License for Change of Slaughter Business)
The amended provisions of subparagraph 2 of Article 22 shall begin to apply from the first change of the kind of livestock slaughtered or treated in the same place of work after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Payment of Rewards)
The amended provisions of Article 30 (1) and attached Table 3-2 shall begin to apply from a person who reports or files a complaint against a person who has violated a statute, or a person who arrests such person or cooperates in the arrest of such person after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Orders to Recall)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Articles 27 and 27-2, measures concerning an order to recall issued under this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 4, the application of the criteria for imposition of administrative fines for any offence committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
Article 6 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19689, Sep. 22, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on September 25, 2006.
(2) (Special Provisions on Application to Business Operators subject to Packaging of Livestock Products) In applying the amended provisions of Article 12-3, the computation of the daily average number of livestock slaughtered in a year, shall be based on the year 2005 for the period from the date this Decree enters into force until December 31, 2007.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Administrative Fines) The application of administrative fines for any violation committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20506, Dec. 31, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20677, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20779, May 9, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 22, 2008: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 6 (e) of Article 21 shall enter into force on December 22, 2008.
Article 2 (Special Provisions on Application to Business Operators subject to Packaging of Livestock Products)
In applying the amended provisions of Article 12-3 (1) during the following periods, the number of livestock actually slaughtered in a year shall be based on the year prescribed as follows, and the actual number of days during which they are slaughtered in a year shall be deemed 250 days:
1. From the date this Decree enters into force to December 31, 2008: Year 2006;
2. From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009: Year 2007.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21802, Nov. 2, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on November 9, 2009.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22497, Nov. 19, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on November 26, 2010: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 12-6, 12-7 (limited to the part concerning chicken and duck meat), 14 (2) 9 and 10, 15 (1), 18 (2) 4, 20-2 (3) 1, 31 (1) 5 through 9, and (2) and (4) shall enter into force on January 1, 2011, and the amended provisions of Articles 12-7 (limited to the part concerning chicken eggs among edible eggs) and subparagraph 7 (f) of Article 21 on April 1, 2011.
Article 2 (Applicability to Packaging, etc. of Livestock Products)
The amended provisions of Article 12-7 shall begin to apply from the first meat or chicken eggs produced after the same provisions enter into force.
Article 3 (Special Provisions on Standard Workload, etc. of Inspectors and Veterinarians in Charge)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 17-2, attached Table 1, and the main sentence of Article 1 of the Addenda, the standard workload of inspectors and veterinarians in charge and the number of assistant inspectors, shall be governed by the former provisions until November 25, 2011. In such cases, "own inspector" and "assistant inspector" shall be construed as "veterinarian in charge" and "assistant inspector," respectively.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24162, Nov. 6, 2012>
Article 4 (Applicability to Honorary Supervisors)
The amended provisions of Article 20-3 (1) 2 shall begin to apply from the first person commissioned after this Decree enters into force.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Qualification of Own Inspectors)
In-house inspectors designated under the former provisions as at the time the amended provisions of Article 15 (1) enter into force shall be deemed to have undergone education under the amended provisions of Article 15 (1).
Article 6 (Transitional Measures concerning Criteria for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 32 and attached Table 4, the application of criteria for imposition of administrative fines for any violation committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
Article 7 Omitted.
Article 8 (Relationship to other Acts and Subordinate Statutes)
Where any other statute cites the Enforcement Decree of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act or any provisions thereof as at the time this Decree enters into force, it shall be deemed to cite this Decree or the relevant provisions of this Decree, in lieu of the former Enforcement Decree of the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act or any provisions thereof, if provisions corresponding thereto exist in this Decree.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22564, Dec. 29, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on December 30, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22962, Jun. 7, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 15, 2011.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24056, Aug. 22, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on August 23, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24162, Nov. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (a) and (q) of attached Table 4 shall enter into force on the date designated by Ordinance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, which provides for the amounts of administrative fines after this Decree enters into force.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Criteria for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
The application of the criteria for imposition of administrative fines for any violation committed before the date this Decree enters into force as prescribed in the main sentence of and proviso to Article 1 of the Addenda, shall be governed by the former provisions.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 24482, Mar. 23, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24800, Oct. 16, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Reporting, etc. on Instant Meat Sales and Processing Business)
(1) A person who performs business under the amended provisions of subparagraph 8 of Article 21 of this Decree at the same place after filing all reports on meat sale business under subparagraph 7 (a) of Article 21 and instantly-available food manufacturing or processing business under Article 25 (1) 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act, as at the time this Decree enters into force, shall be deemed to have filed reports on instant meat sales and processing business under the amended provisions of subparagraph 8 of Article 21 and instantly-available food manufacturing or processing business under Article 25 (1) 2 of the Enforcement Decree of the Food Sanitation Act: Provided, That excluded herefrom, shall be a person for whom procedures for administrative dispositions are in progress or on whom such disposition is being taken in accordance with the Livestock Products Sanitary Control Act or the Food Sanitation Act as at the time this Decree enters into force for committing a violation subject to the suspension or closure of business by violating such Act.
(2) Each person who falls under the main sentence of paragraph (1), shall submit documents prescribed by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety within one year from the date this Decree enters into force, after satisfying the criteria for facilities for instant meat sales and processing business referred to in the amended provisions of subparagraph 8 of Article 21.
(3) The application of penal provisions to, or imposition of administrative fine for, any act committed by a person who falls under the main sentence of paragraph (1) before this Decree enters into force, shall be governed by the former provisions (including the Food Sanitation Act).
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25133, Jan. 28, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Decree shall enter into force on January 31, 2014.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of Article 32 (1) 10 of the Regulations on Devolution and Entrustment of Administrative Competence which is subject to amendment under subparagraph 2 (f) (ii) and (g) (ii) of attached Table 4 and Article 3 (11) of the Addenda concerning the business operator of a milk collection station, shall enter into force on the following relevant date. In such cases, the average volume of daily milk collected shall be the value calculated by dividing the total volume of milk collected of the relevant place of work in the preceding year by the number of days of actual milk collection on the basis of the enforcement date referred to in paragraph (1):
1. A milk collection station, the average volume of daily milk collection at which exceeds 150 tons: July 1, 2014;
2. A milk collection station, the average volume of daily milk collection at which exceeds 75 tons but not exceeding 150 tons: January 1, 2015;
3. A milk collection station, the average volume of daily milk collection at which does not exceed 75 tons: January 1, 2016.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (f) (ii) and (g) (ii) of attached Table 4 for livestock processing business operator of a business establishment shall enter into force on the following relevant dates. In such cases, annual sales shall be the total sales of the relevant place of business over the preceding year on the basis of the enforcement date referred to in paragraph (1), and the number of employees shall be the number of regular workers under the Labor Standards Act on the basis of the enforcement date referred to in paragraph (1): Provided, That where it is impossible to calculate the total sales over the preceding one year due to new business, business suspension, etc., the total sales shall be calculated by converting the total sales during the period of actual operation in the preceding year, into one year:
1. A business establishment, whose annual sales exceeds two billion won and which employees at least 51 people: January 1, 2015;
2. A business establishment, whose annual sales exceeds500 million won and which employees at least 21 people: January 1, 2016;
3. A business establishment, whose annual sales exceeds 100 million won and which employees at least 6 people: January 1, 2017;
4. A business establishment, whose annual sales does not exceed 100 million won or which employees less than 5 people: January 1, 2018.
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of Articles 13, 15 (1) and (2), 16 (1) and (3), 17, 18 (2) 2 and 3 and (4) 1, 3 and 5, subparagraph 1 (a) and 2 of Article 18 (2), Article 1, 3 and 5, subparagraph 1 (a) and 2 of attached Table 1, and subparagraph 2 (o) of attached Table 4 concerning a slaughterhouse classified below, shall enter into force on any of the following dates. In such cases, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered shall be the daily average number of livestock slaughtered of the relevant slaughterhouse in the preceding year on the basis of the enforcement date referred to in paragraph (1):
1. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 80,000: July 1, 2014;
2. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which exceeds 50,000 but not exceeding 80,000: January 1, 2015;
3. A slaughterhouse, the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at which does not 50,000: January 1, 2016.
(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of Articles 14 (1), 18 (1) 3 and (2) 1, subparagraph 2 of Article 31-2, and subparagraph 2 (i) of attached Table 4 shall enter into force on July 31, 2014.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Qualification of Assistant Inspectors who Assist Affairs of Veterinarians in Charge)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 18 (2) 2 or 3, the qualification of an assistant inspector working at a milk collection station to assist in the inspection affairs of a veterinarian in charge as of the enforcement date prescribed in each subparagraph of Article 1 (4) of the Addenda, shall be governed by the former Article 18 (2) 2 or 3.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25651, Oct. 8, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25767, Nov. 21, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on November 22, 2014.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25889, Dec. 23, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
(1) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (f) (ii) and (g) (ii) of attached Table 4 concerning a business operator of a milk collection station classified below, shall enter into force on the following relevant dates:
1. A milk collection station, the average volume of daily milk collection (referring to the value calculated by dividing the total volume of milk collected at the relevant place of work in the preceding year by the number of days of actual milk collection on the basis of January 31, 2014; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) at which exceeds 75 tons but not exceeding 150 tons: January 1, 2015;
2. A milk collection station, the average volume of daily milk collection at which does not exceed 75 tons: January 1, 2016.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (f) (ii) and (g) (ii) of attached Table 4 concerning a livestock products processing business operator of a business establishment classified below, shall enter into force on one of the following dates:
1. A business establishment, the annual sales (referring to the total sales of the relevant place of business over the preceding one year on the basis of January 31, 2014: Provided, That where it is impossible to calculate the total sales of the relevant place of business over the preceding year due to new business, business suspension, etc., the total sales shall be calculated by converting the total sales during the period of actual operation in the preceding year into one year; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) of which exceeds two billion won and the number of employees (referring to the number of regular workers under the Labor Standards Act on the basis of January 31, 2014; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) of which exceeds 51: January 1, 2015;
2. A business establishment, the annual sales of which exceeds 500 million won and the number of employees of which exceeds 21: January 1, 2016;
3. A business establishment, the annual sales of which exceeds 100 million won and the number of employees of which exceeds six: January 1, 2017;
4. A business establishment, the annual sales of which does not exceed 100 million won or the number of employees of which does not exceed five: January 1, 2018.
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 (n) of attached Table 4 concerning a slaughterhouse classified below, shall enter into force on one of the following dates:
1. A slaughterhouse whose daily average number of livestock slaughtered (referring to the daily average number of livestock slaughtered at the relevant slaughterhouse in the preceding year as at January 31, 2014; hereafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) is not less than 50,000 but not more than 80,000: January 1, 2015;
2. A slaughterhouse whose daily average number of livestock slaughtered is less than 50,000: January 1, 2016.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Criteria for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
Dispositions of imposition of administrative fines which have been received due to offenses committed before this Decree enters into force shall not be included in the calculation of the number of offenses under the amended provisions of attached Table 4.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26822, Dec. 30, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 31 (2) and (4) 3 shall enter into force on January 1, 2016.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Criteria for Penalty Surcharges)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of subparagraph 2 of attached Table 3, the imposition of penalty surcharges for offenses committed before this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26936, Jan. 22, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on February 4, 2016.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2016. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 15 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27400, Jul. 26, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on August 4, 2016: Provided, That the amended provisions of subparagraph 8 of Article 21 and subparagraph 2 (r) of attached Table 4, shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation, and the amended provisions of Articles 26-5, 28 (1), and 31 (4) (limited to the part concerning the Korea Institute for Food Safety Management Accreditation) and (5) 10 on February 4, 2017.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27960, Mar. 27, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on March 30, 2017. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28583, Jan. 16, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 18, 2018.
Article 2 Omitted.