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APPENDIX A
LISTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PRODUCTS PRODUCED IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

FSCFOOD ITEMLISTING REQUIRED
8905All fish, meat, poultry and shellfish including:
Pork, ground
Buffalo meat.
Crabs, live.
Crawfish, live.
Fish, canned.
Fish, fresh or fresh smoked, modified atmospheric packaged.
Fish, fresh or frozen, whole and/or eviscerated, head on or off, unscaled, unpackaged.
Lobster, live.
Rabbits.
Salmon, smoked.
Shrimp, fresh or frozen, processed (including breaded, peeled, deveined).
Shrimp, fresh or frozen, whole or head off.
Squid.
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2

Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
8910All dairy foods and eggs:
Cheese, hard, bulk only, aged more than 60 days.
Cheese; sliced, portioned, processed or unprocessed.
Cream, sterilized.
Creamer, coffee, dairy.
Dairy mixes, liquid.
Dairy mixes, powdered.
Desserts/puddings, frozen (not canned).
Egg, liquid, pasteurized.
Egg nog, fresh and canned.
Egg, shell.
Egg substitutes.
Italian ices.
Topping, real cream.
Yogurt, fresh or frozen.
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
Yes 2
8915Fruits and vegetables, pre-cut, pre-packaged, minimally (Prepackaged salads, kimchi, mushrooms, sprouts, fruit baskets, tofu etc.)

Fruits and vegetables, packaged, processed, cooked, self-stable, ready-to-serve

Unprocessed fresh fruits and vegetables

All fruit juices and nectars, pasteurized, requiring refrigeration
Yes 3

Yes 3

No (Notes 4,5)

Yes 6
8920Bakery unfilled and cereal products (baked and unbaked, fresh and frozen)

Bakery filled and cereal products (baked and unbaked, fresh and frozen)

Cakes filled and toppings to include cheesecakes

Dumplings

Wet pasta and noodle products

Dry pasta and noodle products
No 2

Yes 2

Yes 2

Yes 2

Yes 2

No 2
8925All confectionery, nuts and sugarsNo
8930All jams, jellies and preservesNo
8935Bouillons and soupsNo
8940Dietary foods and specialty preparations (specifically: fish meat poultry, dairy, egg and shellfish products)

Freeze dried foods

Plant-based dairy alternatives to include tree nuts, oat, rice, flax, coconut, or soy milks (shelf-stable & refrigerated)

Salads, ready-to-eat chilled and prepared

Soy products, including tofu

All others
Yes 2

Yes


Yes

Yes 2, 3

Yes 2, 3

No
8945Fats and food oils, including margarineNo
8950All condiments and related productsNo
8955All cocoa, coffee and tea without dairyNo
8960Beverages, nonalcoholic/carbonated

Beverages, nonalcoholic/noncarbonated

Ice (blocked and cubed)/bottled water (carbonated/ noncarbonated)
No

No

Yes
8965All beverages, alcoholicNo
8970All MRE composite food packagesYes
8975All tobacco productsNo
N/ACaterers
Caterers, airline
Yes 7
Yes 7
N/AFood Storage/Distribution Facilities of products requiring Worldwide Directory listing, specifically:
Storage, government-owned products.
Storage, non-government-owned products if in support of Frequent Delivery System (FDS) or Prime Vendor program
Yes 7

Yes 7

NOTES: Establishments do not have to be listed herein if listed in one of the following:
1 a. Meat and poultry establishments inspected by the USDA may serve as sources of meat and poultry items subject to the Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. These products must bear the USDA shield and applicable establishment number, as listed in the USDA publication “Meat, Poultry and Egg Products Inspection Directory.” USDA listed establishments processing products not subject to meat or poultry inspection acts must also be Directory listed for those items. Cold storage warehouses approved by the USDA and establishments listed for identification service require Directory listing if the facility stores or handles military owned food. Korean Theater Veterinary Command does not recognize plant listed in the "Foreign Countries and Plants Certified to Export Meat and Poultry to the United States." Such plants must be Directory listed to be considered an approved source.

b. Egg plants listed in the USDA publication "List of Plants Operating Under USDA Poultry and Egg-Grading and Egg Products Inspection Programs" may serve as sources of shell eggs as listed. Egg plants listed in the USDA Publication “Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Directory”, may serve as sources of frozen or dried eggs as listed.

c. Dairy product plants listed in the U.S. Public Health Service publication "Interstate Milk Shipper's List" as having a pasteurized milk compliance rating of 90 percent or higher and certified by a State milk ratings officer.

d. Establishments listed in the “Dairy Plants Surveyed and Approved for USDA Grading Service” may serve as sources of manufactured or processed dairy products as listed by product code. Note: Establishments denoted with "P" code (packaging and processing) must be Directory listed when providing ungraded manufactured or processed dairy products.

e. New Zealand Dairy Board (NZDB) export approved sources for Anhydrous Milk Fat and Powdered milk (Spray Skim Milk Powder (SSMP), Whole Milk Powder (WMP) and Butter Milk Powder (BMP)) to be used for further processing are exempt from Annex A, Directory listing. However, these products must be certified as "Salmonella-Free" by Certificate of Conformance when used in commercial production in the Republic of Korea.

f. Establishments supplying seafood products must be Directory listed unless listed by the United States Department of Commerce (USDC) as "U.S. Establishments Approved for Sanitation and for Producing USDC Inspected Fishery Products" or "Establishments or Vessels Approved for Sanitation" in the USDC Participants List for Firms, Facilities and Products.

g. Shellfish establishments listed as shucker-packer (SP) in the U.S. Public Health Service FDA publication "Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (ICSSL)." Listing must cover all shucking, packing and processing.

2 Finished products being produced by establishments which contain less than three (3) percent by weight components of animal origin do not require Directory listing unless otherwise specified in this table. Semi-perishable and non-animal origin ingredient sources for items such as ready-to-eat bakery products and ice cream also do not require Directory listing. The 3 percent rule does not apply to ruminant products originating from countries with BSE outbreaks; in this case a zero tolerance level applies

3 Establishments processing all canned goods, ready-to-eat chilled and prepared salads (such as potato, egg, tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, bean, macaroni, or coleslaw), kimchi and tofu products will be listed unless specified in this table.

4 Unprocessed fresh fruits and vegetables (FF&V) are not considered ready-to-eat. Disinfectant procedures require complete immersion of raw fruits and vegetables of unknown origin in a minimum 200-ppm chlorine solution for 30 seconds or soaking in 160 degrees F (72 degrees C) potable drinking water for one (1) minute. Treat FF&V from an exempted or approved source with 100-ppm chlorine for 30 seconds. All consumers should be advised all ready-to-eat FF&V in accordance with applicable service regulations (for Army users, the provisions of TSFC apply

5 When listing is required for unprocessed FF&V, listing will be for packing sheds of FF&V, not the actual grower. A packing shed is a facility that performs any of the following before delivery to the U.S. Armed Forces: cleaning, washing, culling, trimming, and packing. Note 4 above also applies.

6 Only pasteurized juices are authorized for purchase by the Department of Defense (DOD).

7 Establishments furnishing meals purchased with appropriated or nonappropriated funds must have sanitary approval to include the use of approved sources for food items and ingredients used. For one-time occasions, a Food & Water Operational Risk Assessment is appropriate and Worldwide Directory listing is not required.

8 Korea Theater Veterinary Command does not recognize the results of other inspecting/auditing agencies (such as the American Institute of Baking (AIB) or Quality Bakers of America (QBA) Cooperative Evaluation Program, American Sanitation Institute (ASI), National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) or ISO 9002) in regards to reducing frequencies of audits. Such results cannot be used as justification for reduction in frequency.

9 The minimum frequencies for routine sanitation audits may be reduced when repeated audits show that an establishment is maintaining a highly acceptable sanitary status. The frequency of routine audits will increase when audits show that an establishment has relaxed sanitary controls.

a. Fresh/frozen dairy, meat and seafood production facilities are not eligible for reduction.

b. Facilities which have met requirements for exemption IAW this table and/or AR 40-657 will lose their exempt status when unsanitary conditions or practices that present a threat to health are indicated either by consumer complaints, request of contracting officers, adverse condition reports or other valid reasons. If after conducting a formal special sanitary audit, it is determined that the establishment is unable to offer a wholesome product, the facility will be barred from supplying on military contracts and applicable health officials will be notified.

10 Foreign establishments do not have to be Directory listed if the pre-packed finished items they produce are imported by distributors or brokers into the continental United States, Hawaii or Alaska for sale to U.S. Armed Forces. This exemption does not apply to establishments importing food directly into the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, or the Mariana Islands without entering the continental United States, Hawaii, or Alaska. Foreign produced items imported directly into the Republic of Korea must be Directory listed.