Health functional food (HFF) is managed in a various type and different regulations in each country. It is largely composed of notified HFF and recognized HFF in Korea. We described the process of registering the raw materials of HFF in Korea and details of the registration of recognition of Sophora japonica L. Fruit Extract for excellent female menopausal efficacy. To have a valid Health Claim of food ingredients, recognition of the ingredients must be obtained from Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. In order to register the recognition of HFF, it is required to have sufficient scientific evidences on standardization of raw materials, verification of functional efficacy and safety.