Persistent violators on the country of origin indication for agro-food products will receive an aggravated punishment in Korea


On March 2, 2015, the Korean Supreme Court has made a revised regulation on weighing of an offense on food and, make an aggravated punishment for persistent violators who tamper with the country of origin labels for agro-food products. This is for prevention of the crime against food and public health. 

Source: Korea Rural Economic Institute, Weekly Report on Agricultural Policy,   March 10, 2015

(Research and summarized by Dr. Jeong-Bin Im)