Sanitation Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food

Article 1
This Standard is prescribed in accordance with the provision of Article 17 of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation.
Article 2
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.
Article 3
The maximum levels of metals in food shall meet the standard on Appendix 1.
  • Appendix1. Maximum levels (ML) of metals in foods.pdf
Article 4
The maximum levels of mycotoxins in food shall meet the standard on Appendix 2.
  • Appendix2. Maximum levels (ML) of mycotoxins in foods.pdf
Article 5
The maximum levels of other contaminants and toxins in food shall meet the standard on Appendix 3.
  • Appendix3. Maximum levels (ML) of other contaminants and toxins.pdf
Article 6
This standard shall be implemented from 1 January, 2019.
The articles of this standard amended on 17th June 2020 shall apply form 1 January 2021.