SGS’s new, state-of-the-art, laboratory in South Korea sets a new benchmark for food testing and agricultural services in Korea, and continues the growth SGS has already achieved in the local market.

Established: 2016
Employees: 77
Laboratories: 1
Laboratory space: 2,340 m2 
Location: Uiwang City, near Seoul


The laboratory offers the full-range of food and agricultural testing facilities:

  • Food chemical testing, including tests for: nutrition, vitamins, preservatives and sugars
  • Food contaminant testing for: pesticide residues, heavy metals, animal drug residues, melamine, histamine, mycotoxins and PAHs
  • Microbiological and DNA testing: microbiological limit test including microorganisms identification, allergens, GMOs, norovirus and antibiotics effectiveness

In addition to testing, the facility also offers a comprehensive suite of services, including:

  • Supplier and hygiene audits
  • Training
  • Standard operating procedures (SOP) development
  • Food label reviews
  • Inspections for agricultural, food and fishery products


Accredited to the ISO 17025 standard, this laboratory has also been accredited as an official food laboratory by the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, and the National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service has authorised it as an agricultural product testing laboratory. Furthermore, the National Institute of Environmental Research has designated the facility a norovirus testing laboratory.

Products Covered

This new facility is staffed and equipped to deliver tests across a broad range of food categories, including:

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Confectionery and chocolate
  • Dairy
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Grains and cereals
  • Herbs and spices
  • Meat, poultry and seafood
  • Oils and fats
  • Pastry
  • Processed, canned and frozen foods
  • Tea and coffee

Experience And Expertise

With extensive experience and expertise in the agriculture and food sector, the team at Uiwang City are highly trained to deliver a full range of accurate and effective food testing and analysis services, with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing.

For further information, please contact SGS Korea:

Stephen Min
Food Team Manager
SGS Korea
Agriculture, Food & Life
t: +82 31 460 8121