Food Sanitation Act
Local Title:
South Korea
In force
Release Date:
Implementation Date:
Competent Authority:
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

This act is applicable to all kinds of foods in Korea. This act includes the information of food and food additives standard and specification, container, instrument and packaging standard/specification, labeling standard, food standard codex, inspection, operation, etc.

Law Hierarchy

  • Main Act: Food Sanitation Act

  • Enforcement decree: Enforcement Decree of Food Sanitation Act

  • Enforcement rules: Enforcement Rule of Food Sanitation Act; Rule of Medical Examination of Operator conducting Food Business

  • Subordinate regulations: Food Traceability Management Standard; Requirements on Food, etc. Subject to an Inspection Order; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point, HACCP of Food and Livestock; Food, Food Additives, Livestock Product and Health Functional Food Shelf Life Determination Standard, Food Additive Code

Food Sanitation Act
Date of Release: 2020-03-24
Date of Implementation : 2020-03-24
Status : In force
Food Sanitation Act
Date of Release: 2019-04-30
Date of Implementation : 2019-11-01
Status : Invalid
Food Sanitation Law
Date of Release: 2018-03-13
Date of Implementation : 2019-03-14
Status : Invalid
Food Sanitation Law(2018.6.20)
Date of Release: 2017-12-19
Date of Implementation : 2018-06-20
Status : Invalid
Food Sanitation Law(2016.2.4)
Date of Release: 2015-02-03
Date of Implementation : 2016-02-04
Status : Invalid