Sanitation Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food
This Standard is prescribed in accordance with the provision of Article 17 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
The contaminants in this standard shall mean the substance not intentionally added to food, which present in food as a result of production or pollution during the manufacturing, processing, preparing, packaging, transportation, storage, or selling, or as a result of environmental contamination. It does not include insect fragments, hairs and other extraneous matters.
The toxins in this standard include the mycotoxins, marine bio-toxins and natural toxins in plant origin.
The scope of this standard does not include the residues of pesticides, veterinary drugs and processing aids; the tolerance of atomic dust and radioactivity contamination, polychlorinated biphenyl and dioxins; and the microorganisms and microbial toxins that are within the sanitation standard for microbiological in foods.
The maximum levels of metals in food shall meet the standard on Appendix 1.
The maximum levels of mycotoxins in food shall meet the standard on Appendix 2.
The maximum levels of other contaminants and toxins in food shall meet the standard on Appendix 3.
This standard shall be implemented from January 1, 2019.
The articles of this standard amended on 17th June 2020 shall apply form 1 January 2021.