Food Compliance
Intelligence & Solutions

Understanding the Requirements of Food Additives in South Korea

Jihyun Kim
Friday , 9th Dec 2022

Since food additives are consumed through processed foods,  food additives are strictly supervised and required to undergo various safety tests before being placed on the market in many countries.

In South Korea, the Ministry of Food and Drug (MFDS) regulates food additive through a well-established safety management mechanism. However, complex regulations and language barriers make it difficult for many foreign companies to learn compliance requirements and enter the Korean market. To help overseas enterprises have a better understanding of Korea’s food additive requirements, ChemLinked invited Jihyun Kim, regulatory specialist from REACH 24H Korea. She will provide a comprehensive understanding of Korea's food additive regulations, including the classification of food additives, approval of new food additives, and recently revised regulations.

  •     Introduction of the food additives

  •     Regulations on food additives

  •     How to register new ingredients

  •     Classification of food additives

  •     Q&A

*From July to December, ChemLinked is to host webinar series on food additives compliance global. Stay tuned on ChemLinked for food additives requirements in Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia.


An Overview of Vietnam's Market on Food Additives and Key Regulations


Understanding the Requirements of New Food Ingredients/Additives Registration in Thailand

  • Regulatory Specialist
    Jihyun is an expert on Korean food and import regulations with hands-on market insight. She initiated her first career as a researcher at Pulmuwon, a well-known food manufacturer in Korea. Her extensive experience in the Korean food sector has provided in-depth knowledge of food safety and food regulation. She continues to develop and strengthen her career by integrating compliance, and food safety programs, to build a solid foundation for risk-based operations and controls.