Japan Partially Amends Maximum Residue Limits of Food Contaminants

Posted by Irene Piao on Apr 24, 2020

On April 23, 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)(厚生労働省)  of Japan has publieshed the "Partial Amendment of Specifications And Standards for Foods, Food additives, etc. (MHLW Notification No. 194 of 2020)" and "(MHLW Notification No. 0423 No. 1 of 2020"

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Topics: Japan, Contaminants

Japan Issues Cabinet Office Ordinance on Food Labelling

Posted by Irene Piao on Mar 5, 2020

On March 05, 2020, the Consumers Affairs Agency (CAA)(消費者庁) of Japan released has released a Cabinet Office Ordinance on labelling matters with an important effect on the safety of food intake.

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Topics: Labelling, Japan

Japan Amends Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives etc. – February 2020

Posted by Irene Piao on Feb 26, 2020

On February 25, 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) of Japan has published new amendments regarding multiple substances to be regulated on food commodities:

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Japan Proposes New Maximum Residue Levels for Food Commodities – December 2019

Posted by Irene Piao on Dec 11, 2019

On December 06, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has published new proposed maximum residue limits (MRLs) to be adopted in Japan for multiple food commodities.

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Topics: Japan, Pesticides

Japan Partially Amends Specifications and Standards for Food, Food Additives etc.

Posted by Irene Piao on Nov 4, 2019

On October 31, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)(厚生労働省) of Japan has released a new amendment on “Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives etc. (MHLW No. 1031 No. 1 Of 2019)“.

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan

Japan Publishes New Food Labelling Updates – July 2019

Posted by Irene Piao on Jul 3, 2019

On July 1, 2019, the Consumers Affairs Agency (CAA)(消費者庁) of Japan has published new legislative documents regarding food labelling:

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Topics: Japan

Japan Implements New Rules to Handle Meat Exported to Singapore

Posted by Annie He on Jun 5, 2019

On May 31, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) has established the "Handling Rules for meat exported to Singapore.“

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Topics: Japan, Trade

Japan Amends the Specifications and Standards for Foods – June 2019

Posted by Annie He on Jun 4, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - MHLW (厚生労働省) of Japan has published two partial amendments affecting multiple substances used in foods:

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Topics: Food Safety, Japan, Pesticides

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

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