SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean food delivery apps will introduce a new function that will allow users to ask for less salt and sugar.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare on Monday held the National Health Policy Deliberation Committee and resolved the 3rd National Nutrition Management Basic Plan (2022-2026).
First of all, the ministry plans to drive food delivery apps towards creating a function to adjust the level of sodium and sugar in food, aimed at allowing users to enjoy less salty and less sugary foods.
To this end, the ministry plans to form a consultative body with a group of delivery apps, including Baedal Minjok and Coupang Eats.
In addition, it will broaden the scope of sodium and sugar reduction labeling for processed foods, while expanding the range of restaurants for which it provides such information.
According to Statistics Korea, aggregate food delivery transactions (online food service) amounted to 7 trillion won (US$5.40 billion) in the first quarter of this year, up 20.5 percent from a year ago.
This figure was the highest since related statistics were first compiled in 2017.
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