Korea – Amendments Approved to Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages

Vol. 1070 | April 08, 2019

The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has issued Notice No. 2019-2 to approve the amendments to the Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packages.

The highlights of the amendments are listed below:

  • Effective from 9 January 2019:
    Adding the specifications for Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) in moisture-proof containers for dry food.
    Revising the wording for recycled synthetic resins
  • Effective from 1 January 2020:
    Expanding the prohibited use of Bisphenol A (BPA), Di-n-butylphthalate (DBP), and Benzyl-n-butylphthalate (BBP) from “feeding bottle (including feeding teat)” to “food utensils, containers and packages for infants and toddlers.”

Note:
“Infants”: less than 12 months old.
“Toddlers”: from 12 to 36 months old.

For more information, please contact:

John Wong
john.wong@intertek.com
852 3760 6310

 

 

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