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The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of South Korea has published MFDS Notification No. 2018-251 to partially revise the Standard and Specification of Food Additives.

This notification establishes the following:

  • Regulation on the recognition of natural origin of food additives.
  • Standards for peroxyactic acid
  • Amendment of compositional standard of the “bureau”
  • Revision of the usage standard of 14 items such as “guar gum” used in infant and child food

The notification was enforced on June 15, 2018.