About Element Yongin – Giheung

Opened in July 2005, Giheung laboratory in Yongin, South Korea, offers specialized services for analysis, inspection and testing of: food and livestock products, pesticide residues, antibiotics, microplastics, biodegradability, environment, and packaging material.

Giheung Services

  • Designated as a food and livestock products testing and health functional food inspection laboratory by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
  • Designated as a safety inspection laboratory by the National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service
  • Designated as a specialized waste analysis laboratory by the National Institute of Environmental Research

We perform certified test analyses, ensuring reliability and objectivity through certified testing methods in line with international standards.

The laboratory’s range of services include:

Food & livestock products analysis service

• Self-quality inspection of food and livestock products
• Nutrition labeling inspection
• HACCP certification management
• Testing for expiration dates
• Broadcasting equipment
• Fire equipment

Health functional food analysis service

• General tests (content, particle size, acidity, anisidine value, etc.)
• Separate tests : vitamins , micronutrients , fatty acids , other separate ingredients, etc.

Biodegradability analysis service

•  Analysis of products subject to eco-label certification ( Article 17(Certification of Environmental Labels)  of the Environmental Technology and Environmental Industry Support Act)
- EL724 biodegradable resin products
- EL766 standard plastic garbage bags

• Biodegradable plastic products and raw materials
- Food containers, resin raw materials , packaging materials, shopping (plastic) bags, films, etc.

Environmental analysis services

• CE RoHS (Restriction on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products)
• WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)
• SVHC (REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)
• TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act)


Pesticide residue testing service

• Agricultural products: 245 & 320 types (safety inspection)
• Export agricultural products: 320 types/single component analysis
• Random sample-focused inspection according to PLS implementation (analysis of of 370 and 473 types of pesticide residues) 
Analysis of animal drug residues (analysis of 99 antibiotics among agricultural, livestock and processed food products

Microplastic analysis service

• Food and beverages (mineral water, beverages, etc. )
• Food products (salt  sugar, etc. )
• Household necessities (wet tissues, laundry detergent, etc. )
• Environmental samples (purified water, river water, etc. )


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