Total Diet Studies in the Republic of Korea

  • Hae Jung Yoon


The Korean Food and Drug Administration total diet study (KTDS) for pesticide residues and mycotoxins as well as food contaminants has provided assurance that foods in the Republic of Korea are safe for consumers. The exposure assessment presented in KTDS represents the most reliable estimate of dietary exposure for the Korean population using the available data. Specifically described is the creation of a representative food list that includes the most important foods for the general population, foods relevant to population subgroups, and those of specific concern for contaminant content. The description of the preparation of food samples to a ‘table-ready’ state before analysis is also provided.


Pesticide Residue Dietary Exposure Inorganic Arsenic Korea National Health Food Consumption Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korean Food and Drug AdministrationSeoulSouth Korea

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