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Q.  Is it possible to reuse 15–13 L PE containers for the business use of other soy sauce manufacturers?
A.  According to the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources, glass bottles may be reused only in the case of the same types of food or
     similar items. Therefore, PET or PE containers cannot be reused.

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Q.  What is the difference between non-GMO and GMO-free specified in the labels?

A.  “Non-GMO” indicates that no GMO ingredients are found after the examination of the relevant product, whereas “GMO-free” means that genetically
      modified organisms are not used in manufacturing or producing food. With respect to the “GMO-free” label, a draft amendment of the Standards for the
      Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods is as follows:

  • Article 5 (Labeling Methods)
  • ② The “GMO-free” label may be marked as follows in accordance with the labeling methods of paragraph 1.1.
  • 1. The “GMO-free” label on the principle display panel
  • 2. The “GMO-free” label enclosed in parentheses next to the names of the ingredients used for the relevant product
  • 3. Except for food or food additives that cannot be examined because no genes are left after manufacturing or production
  • ③ According to Article 15, the label of “GMO-free” specified in Article 2 must not be displayed on the packaging of products that are manufactured with materials, such as agricultural, livestock, and aquatic products, which are not subject to the assessment, deliberation, and approval of safety.

The purpose of paragraph 2 of Article 2 is to secure a ground for displaying the “GMO-free” label, and paragraph 3 of Article 5 is intended to prevent matters that may confuse consumers by using the “GMO-free” label” on purpose. This draft amendment was expected to collect opinions (cons and pros included) until December 05, 2008.

Q.  What are the items excluded from the GM-labeling requirements?
• Food proven not containing genetically modified DNA or external proteins in its final product after manufacturing or processing,
     with an attached inspection report
• Food manufactured or processed with the materials specified in paragraph 27 of Article 3 of the Standard of Labeling
• Beer, whisky, brandy, distilled spirits, and other alcoholic beverages among sugars and alcoholic beverages made with soy sauce, cooking oil, and starch
• Food additives (including corn and soybean products used in mixtures as a diluting agent)
     - Soybean lecithin, etc. (used as food additives, such as an emulsifier, during food manufacturing or processing)
Q.  What is the difference between brewed soy sauce and dark soy sauce?
A.  Brewed soy sauce is naturally fermented soy sauce made by adding Meju mold (fungus hwanggok) to soybeans, defatted soybeans, and grains (wheat)
      before mixing them with a salt solution. That is, it is fermented with microorganisms just as the previous home-made soy sauce.

      Dark soy sauce, which was derived from mixed soy sauce for mass production in a short time, is made by mixing the brewed soy sauce mentioned above
      with amino soy sauce or enzymatically processed soy sauce.