Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notice No.0328 Article 4 of the Office of
Import Food Safety
March 28, 2014

To: Head of each Quarantine Station

From: Head of the Office of Import Food Safety,
Inspection and Safety Division,
Department Food Safety,
Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau
(Seal Omitted)

Implementation of Inspection Orders based on Section 3, Article 26 of the Food Sanitation Law

Inspection orders for FY 2014 shall be implemented as follows. We ask for your understanding and to the business concerned accordingly.

1. Implementation period

April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

2. Targets and details of inspection orders

All import declarations shall be inspected by registered inspection institutions targeting the foods specified in Schedule 1, in accordance with the provisions for each inspection item for each declaration.

The separate indications in Conditions of Schedule 1 are described in Appendix 1-1, 1-2 and 2, for foods subject to inspection orders, foods not subject to inspection orders and forms of certificates, respectively.

3. Other precautions

When inspecting import food declarations not listed in Schedule 1 of this document but deemed to be necessary to order inspections, consult with the Office of Imported Food Safety, by way of the Office of Quarantine Stations Administration, Policy Planning, and Communication Division.

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