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Food Additive Code (July 1, 2021)
Local Title:
식품첨가물의 기준 및 규격
South Korea
In force
Release Date:
Implementation Date:
Competent Authority:
Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Korea Food Additive Code is to regulate the standards of food additives under Food Sanitation Act. It includes the standards of  application methods, storage and requirements of existing ingredients, 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 


On July 1, 2021, MFDS issued the latest version of Food Additive Code. The regulation introduces a new category of flavoring substances, adds 60 new flavoring substances, modifies the usage standards, organizes the raw material specifications, and optimizes test methods.

More details:

Food Additive Code (July 1, 2021)
Date of Release: 2021-07-01
Date of Implementation : 2021-07-01
Status : In force
Food Additive Code (March 9, 2021)
Date of Release: 2021-03-09
Date of Implementation : 2021-03-09
Status : Invalid
Food Additive Code
Date of Release: 2020-07-10
Date of Implementation : 2020-07-10
Status : Invalid
Food Additive Code
Date of Release: 2020-03-20
Date of Implementation : 2020-03-20
Status : Invalid