GM fish labelling for S.Korea

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South Korea will label genetically modified (GM) fish products from
September 1, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said on
Tuesday.

South Korea will label genetically modified (GM) fish products from September 1, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said on Tuesday. "The labelling will be required on any GM fish products from September 1,"​ a ministry official said, adding that those who violate the rule would be charged fines of 10 million won (8,612 euros). A government meeting, led by President Kim Dae-jung, passed regulations on the labelling on Tuesday after the National Assembly approved the Fisheries Products Quality Control Act late last year, the official said. So far no GM fish products have been marketed in the world, while some laboratories are studying such products, he said. South Korea requires GM corn, soybeans and bean sprouts for food to be labelled with a three per cent threshold. The rules, introduced in March, will be extended to potatoes in March 2002. Processed food containing GM corn, soybeans and bean sprouts have had to be labelled since July.

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