Korea Issues New Standard for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages

Posted By: Irene Piao

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On May 29, 2020 the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea released the "Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages (No. 2020-43)"

Changes involved are the following:

  • Segmentation and maintenance of common manufacturing standards
  • Clarification of recycling standards for synthetic resins
  • Maintenance of common standards, specifications for each application, and compliance judgment
  • Improvement of testing methods for utensils, containers, and packaging

The document repeals the Standard (No. 2019-2) from January 09, 2019 and enters into force from the date of its publication.

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