Awards and Certifications

Ranked top brand power in kimchi category
for 22 consecutive years
Jongga’s Award
and Certification
Designation of HACCP (Excellent Foods for High-Standard Management)

HACCP is a planned management system to ensure safety, soundness and quality of food. The Jongga introduces CCP to our entire process, manages the process with the standards set by each CCP branch, and prevents harm in advance for food safety. In particular, Hoengseong plant and Geochang plant were designated as HACCP-applied facility in 2004 and still maintains the qualifications.

HALAL Certification

HALAL certifies that it is not against Islamic law, and can be certified if three factors can be avoided: Poisonous, Intoxicate and Hazardous. Since 2010, Jongga’s Geochang plant has been certified HALAL (Haral) for products of whole cabbage kimchi, young radish kimchi, deliciously sliced kimchi, delicious pickled young radishes and still maintains the certification.

KOSHER Certification

KOSHER, which is recognized as “can be eaten in Judaism” according to food law called Kashrut, is based on the Pentateuch of Moses and Jewish tradition. It indicates a “clean and safe food” because it goes through strict standards and procedures from selecting ingredients to cook. Our Geochang plant has been certified as a KOSHER for flavor kimchi products since 2014, and still maintains the certification.

FSSC 22000 Certification

Internationally recognized food safety standard certification of FSSC 22000 contributes to the establishment and continuous management of food safety management system. Our plant in Geochang received FSSC 22000 certification in August 2017, and still maintains the certification. 

Award and Certification
  • 2024

    Korea’s Brand Power (K-BPI) Kimchi ranked No. 1 for 24 consecutive years (2001-2024, consulting with the Korea Efficiency Association)
    Korea Industry’s Purchasing Safety Index (KPEI) No. 1 in Kimchi (Korea Marketing Association, Consumer Evaluation)
    The NYFK-NBA Kimchi Division 1 (New York Festival Korea-National Brand Awards)
    iF Design Award 2024 ‘Kimchi Blast Seoul 2023’ won two main awards: Brand Identity, Commercial Exhibition category
    Korea Food & Food Tech Award ‘Jonga Kimchi Workshop Gogangi Geotjeori’ (Chosun Biz)

  • 2022

    Ranked first brand power (2001-2022) for 22 consecutive years by the Korea Management Association Consulting

  • 2015

    Selected as an excellent company to reduce sodium from Food Safety Pharmaceutical Company
    Received “Top Brand Award” at the World Luxury Awards

  • 2011

    Received 19th consumer-selected good advertising award
    Received 48th trade day ’30 Million Dollar Export Tower Award’

  • 2010

    Ranked first super brand for 8 consecutive years by the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies

  • 2009

    Received presidential award for Korean-style fresh secret method in the 2009 Korean Brand Awards

  • 2008

    Received presidential award for Jongga’s Korean-style fresh secret method in 2008 Korean brand award
    Received 9th agriculture, forestry and fisheries food export tower award (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
    Official certification of astronaut kimchi (Russia’s Federal Space Agency)

  • 2006

    Acquired Korea’s top 10 best packaging of Good Packaging (GP) Mark in 2006 (KAPPE)

  • 2004

    Acquired Korea’s top 10 best packaging of Good Packaging (GP) Mark in 2006 (KAPPE)

  • 2003

    Received brand luxury award in Korea marketing awards (KMA)

  • 2002

    Received agriculture, forestry and livestock products export tower award (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)

  • 2001

    Received Korea design and brand award (Korea Institute of Design Promotion)
    Selected as world-class product (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)
    ISO 9001 quality system certification / quality certification award (KMA)

  • 2000

    Selected as JoongAng Ilbo’s hit product (Jungang Ilbo)
    Selected as best long-term product (Kyunghyang Newspaper)

  • 1996

    Acquired traditional food certification mark and selected as world-class product
    Awarded the best prize at Kimchi Fair (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry)

  • 1994

    Awarded grand prize for kimchi excellent package in Korea kimchi grand festival (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

  • 1991

    Acquired first KS mark in Korea’s kimchi industry in 1991