Korea establishes food consortium for UN Organisations and WFP procurement

Korean companies to recognise their possibilities to enter the UN procurement markets for the near future

Under the Fortified Food Project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), for the purposes of vendor registration for UN procurement and development of export business model, a consortium has been formed by the Korea Institute of Procurement (KIP), BSR KOREA Corp and Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI) for the three beneficiary Korean food manufacturers (Soul Nature Food, J Food Service and KEIL Corp).

The manufacturers have developed emergency relief food with Korean rice as the main ingredient for 3 years (2020~2022) to contribute to sustainable communities. BSR KOREA, one of the host organisations indicated that this project is to support the manufacturers to enter the public procurement markets in UN organisations such as World Food Programme (WFP) by assisting strict quality control, due diligence, bidding strategies, invitation to international organisations, and global marketing strategies, as well as the product development.

Soul Nature Food, one of the manufacturers with ISO 14001 and 9001 is specialised in both general and health functional food; J Food Service is well known as a food premix manufacturer, acquired HACCP, HALAL and FSSC22000; and KEIL Corporation, aiming at the leader of the alternative food industries in Korea, is developing edible insect-derived hydrolysed protein manufacturing technology.

Image credit- WFP

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