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Amendments to the standards and specifications for foods

South Korea

Feb 17, 2023

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published Proposed Amendments to the Standards andSpecifications for Foods. The proposed amendment seeks to:


1. Establish the standards of "Alternative foods";

2. Establish the limit of inorganic arsenic in husked rice;

3. Revise the standards and specifications of "Elderly friendly foods";

4. Establish the limit of erucic acid in rapeseed oil (canola oil);

5. Establish of food types and standard and specifications for foods for special medical


6. Revise the classification of food type in "Edible salt";

7. Revise the specifications of foodborne pathogens in raw foods;

8. Revise the maximum residual limits of pesticides in agricultural products




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