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Ministry of food and drug safety announces amendment to the norms and standards for food additives on benzoic acid in foods

South Korea

Dec 30, 2020

The ministry of food and drug safety announced a draft amendment stating that if benzoic acid is detected in a minimal amount (0.02 g / kg or less) in food, it is recognized as a natural origin.

In food, when benzoic acid is detected as a food additive and it is less than 0.02 g / kg, which is difficult to say that it was added artificially, a new standard has been set to recognize it as a natural origin.

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