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Korean cabbage to be called 'kimchi cabbage'

Korean cabbage has received the official worldwide name, kimchi cabbage. 

The Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) announced on May 2 that the decision was made at the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) which was held from April 23 to 28 by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Shanghai.

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The Codex Alimentarius Commission is the international food standards setting body recognized by the World Trade Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

Previously, the leaf vegetable was referred to and registered on the international food category as Chinese cabbage. The KFDA, attending the meeting as the Korean delegation, proposed the name change, and it was accepted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

An official from the KFDA said that the name kimchi cabbage reaffirms that Korea is the country where kimchi originated.

By Jessica Seoyoung Choi Staff Writer

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