Japan Formulates Surveillance and Food Safety Annual Plan

Posted by Annie He on Mar 12, 2019

On March 11, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan released the "Annual Plan for Surveillance and Monitoring of Hazardous Chemicals and Harmful Microorganisms concerning Food Safety in FY2019."

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Japanese Latest Amendments to Pesticides Reference Values

Posted by Annie He on Mar 5, 2019

On February 28, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published the Ordinance No. 46 of 2019 in order to amend “Specifications and Standards of Food and Food Additives.”

The amendment introduces new residual reference values for the following pesticides, applied on various food commodities:

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Topics: Japan, Pesticides

Japan Partially Amends Pesticides Reference Values

Posted by Annie He on Feb 11, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) partially amended the “Specifications and Standards of Food and Food Additives, no. 370.”

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Topics: Japan, Pesticides

EU – Japan Free Trade Agreement

Posted by Aleksa Soldatic on Dec 11, 2017

The EU has finalized negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan. EU firms already export over €58bn in goods and €28bn in services to Japan every year. But European firms face trade barriers when exporting to Japan which make it hard for them to compete.

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Topics: Japan, EU, Free trade

Japan Approves New Food Additives for Meat

Posted by Hiroshi Morita on Dec 12, 2016

Peracetic acid is newly approved as a food additive together with octanoic acid, 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid, and hydrobromous acid. They are used as meat sterilizers.

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Topics: Food Additives, Japan

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