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Korea, Republic of Biotechnology
This report contains updated information regarding Korea's multiple testing requirements to confirm the absence of LLRice in imports of U.S. rice. The U.S. rice exported more than 63,000 metric tons (milled) under the 2006 MMA, and all shipments tested negative for the presence of LLRice. These testing requirements remain in effect for 2007 MMA shipments.

After the discovery of trace amounts of LLRice 601 in the U.S. rice supply in August 2006, the Korean government instituted multiple testing requirements to verify the absence of all LLRice events in shipments of U.S. rice. All varieties of LLRice are unapproved for human consumption in Korea and are therefore prohibited Korean Food Sanitation Act. In particular,

Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry (MAF) requires two separate tests prior to loading, while the Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) requires a third test upon arrival. The perceived uncertainty surrounding these testing requirements limited the participation of U.S. companies in the 2006 MMA. In fact, only one U.S. rice exporter participated.

Meanwhile, other U.S. rice companies that had shipped rice to Korea in year’s past, reportedly decided not to participate due to the possibility, albeit extremely unlikely, of a rejected shipment.

The U.S. rice exported 63,101 metric tons (milled) under the 2006 MMA, and all shipments tested negative for the presence of LLRice. These testing requirements remain in effect for 2007 MMA shipments.

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The Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp. (aT) purchases all imported rice. This quasigovernmental organization, which is under the direction of MAF, purchases and sells U.S. rice to local wholesalers and processors. Given the Korean government’s role in these purchases, MAF requires two tests prior to loading. The first test is conducted by a laboratory participating in the USDA/GIPSA’s Liberty Link Rice Proficiency Program will conduct the first test. More information on this program can be found at www.gipsa.usda.gov. MAF has selected the Overseas Merchandise Inspection Company (OMIC) to conduct the second test. Both laboratories conduct their respective tests using the Bayer CropScience (BCS) 35S-Bar PCR method with a recommended sample size of 3,000 grains.
MGR Archive 14.11.2007
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