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S. Korea’s Imports of Candies, Chocolates Hit Fresh Record High in 2016

S. Korea’s Imports of Candies, Chocolates Hit Fresh Record High in 2016

SEJONG, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s imports of candies and chocolates reached a fresh record high last year on growing demand for foreign confectioneries, customs data showed Thursday.  A record US$373 million worth of chocolates and candies, or 64,000 tons, were imported last year, up 8.8 percent from a year earlier, according to [...]

Despite Global Downturn, Convenience Food Thriving in Korea

Despite Global Downturn, Convenience Food Thriving in Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The rise of single-person households and working couples has led to remarkable growth in the convenience food market in the past five years, with soaring demand for convenience store lunch boxes, ready-to-eat packaged fruit, and other forms of food products promising to help make life easier for busy modern-day [...]

Controversy Prevails Despite New GMO Labeling Standards

Controversy Prevails Despite New GMO Labeling Standards

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has introduced new labelling standards for GMOs in food products that will take effect on February 4, but the measure is not likely to quell criticism that Korea, like the E.U., should implement official guidelines to oblige companies to identify all food products that make [...]

Government Bans Xylitol Chewing Gum from Advertising “Cavity Prevention”

Government Bans Xylitol Chewing Gum from Advertising “Cavity Prevention”

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Chewing gum containing xylitol will soon be banned from being marketed with the slogan “cavity prevention.” Xylitol has several known health benefits, including dental health, and so gum is often advertised in Korea as helping to prevent cavities.  The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced Wednesday that it [...]

Samgyetang, Korean Chicken Soup, Struggles to Make Impression in China

Samgyetang, Korean Chicken Soup, Struggles to Make Impression in China

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Samgyetang, Korean chicken soup cooked with ginseng, started gaining popularity in China through trendy Korean television series. It took roughly ten years before the South Korean government successfully started exporting the dish in June of last year, when the first shipment to China departed.  But the achievement was short [...]

Popularity of Smaller, Healthier Meal-Alternatives Soar

Popularity of Smaller, Healthier Meal-Alternatives Soar

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of South Korean workers are becoming health-conscious, leading to soaring popularity for simple meal alternatives that can satisfy hunger and provide the right balance of nutrients.  According to Olive Young, a CJ franchise for health and beauty products, sales of these alternative foodstuffs, including powdered products, [...]