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South Korea Revises Food Additives Code

  •   12 Jan 2019
  •    Lennie Tao
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    Takehome:

    • The safety review requirements for processing aids and fragrances has been revised.
    • 20 synthetic fragrances are forbidden to be used as additives.

    On Jan. 9, 2019, MFDS announced the revision to “Food Additives Code”, which took effect immediately after official publication. The revision includes:

    • Revision of the safety review requirements
    ContentRevision
    Processing aids (besides enzyme agent)
    • New definition
    • Materials required for the safety review: Data and materials for repeated toxicity study and genotoxicity study; other materials may be needed if necessary
    Fragrances
    • Materials required when applying for a new fragrance: Data and materials for repeated toxicity study, genotoxicity study and chemical composition classification (the last item is specified only for synthetic fragrances); other materials may be needed if necessary
    • Revision of the component spec of 8 additives, including magnesium silicate, etc.
    • Revision of the use standard of 9 additives, including sodium metabisulfite, etc.
    It specified clearly that L-Ascorbyl Palmitate can be added into foods for special medical purpose (except infant formula products).
    • 20 synthetic fragrances were forbidden to be used as additives (Attachment 2)

    Read the notice for more info.

    Reference Link

    MFDS Notice
    Revised Version of the Food Additives Code
     

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