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Low-calorie, Alcohol-free Food and Beverages Gain Popularity

Low-calorie, Alcohol-free Food and Beverages Gain Popularity

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called “low food” that does not contain any additives is gaining popularity as Koreans are increasingly looking after their health in the summer season. WeMakePrice, a major online shopping mall, reported a sales increase of low-calorie carbonated drinks (396 percent), barley coffee (589 percent), kombucha tea (221 percent) and [...]

Gov’t to Release Nutritional Information Data to the Public

Gov’t to Release Nutritional Information Data to the Public

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Government data on food nutritional information such as carbohydrates and fat will be open to the public. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it had set up an integrated database of food nutrition information by standardizing the data dispersed throughout ministries and agencies, with the database [...]

Lower Income Households Spend Half of Disposable Income on Food

Lower Income Households Spend Half of Disposable Income on Food

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Households in the lower income tier are spending a significant share of their income on food, including groceries and dining out, data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Economy and Finance and Statistics Korea said that 42.2 percent of the average disposable income (847,039 won) earned by households in the [...]

Japan Accuses S. Korea of ‘Shunning’ Fukushima Food at Tokyo Olympics

Japan Accuses S. Korea of ‘Shunning’ Fukushima Food at Tokyo Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As the Korean food supplier for the South Korean national teams at the Tokyo Olympics continues to raise controversy among Japanese politicians, the Japanese government continues to insist that food from Fukushima is safe. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said at a press conference on Tuesday that Japan is [...]