SGS in Korea is pleased to announce its recent accreditation by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), for the testing of cosmetics at its laboratory in Uiwang, South Korea.

Formerly known as the Korea Food & Drug Administration or KFDA, the MFDS is the governmental agency responsible for the regulation of food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics in South Korea.

MFDS accreditation encompasses the regulatory testing of cosmetics for cosmetics manufactured, imported or distributed in Korea. It is based on the Regulations on the Safety Standards, etc. of Cosmetics (Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Notice) published according to Article 8 of the Cosmetic Act. The Act stipulates the ingredients that are banned and/or restricted for use in cosmetic products.

Sam Yuk, Account Manager, SGS, said: “We’re very proud to have enhanced the offer at our laboratory in Korea through this significant accreditation from MFDS. Safety and quality are vital for the manufacture of personal care products and now we are better placed to ensure clients are compliant with the current and upcoming legislation applicable to their products, and able to meet the demands of today’s consumers.”

Equipped with proven expertise in cosmetics testing, auditing and certification worldwide, SGS in Korea offers a broad range of services to help manufacturers, importers and retailers check the safety, quality and performance of products and systems; and protect brands. Its team of industry experts can also verify the compliance of products and manufacturing processes against various social and environmental standards:

  • Technical assistance (e.g. review of labelling)
  • Audits (e.g. GMP audits, HACCP audits, social/factory/environmental audits)
  • Inspections
  • Certification programmes
  • Sustainability services (e.g. ecodesign, carbon footprint)

SGS in Korea began operating in 1955, initially providing agricultural and mining inspection services. After decades of continued success, SGS Korea has grown into a large, diverse and integrated company, providing specialized business solutions to improve quality, safety and productivity, and reduce risks.

Today, it is the country’s leading provider of inspection, testing, verification and certification services across a wide range of industries from agriculture, gas and chemicals to consumer products.

For further information, contact:

Lise Riou
Global Marketing Coordinator
Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
t: +33 4 42 97 72 06

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.