Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Schedule 1-1

Food group Category of items inspected*1 Number of specimens inspected Total number of specimens inspected
Livestock foods
Beef, pork, chicken, horse meat, poultry meat, and other meats
Antibiotics 2,243 4,872
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,884
Standards for constituents 716
Irradiation 29
Processed livestock foods
Natural cheeses, processed meat products, ice cream, frozen products (meat products), and other products
Antibiotics 2,362 7,499
Residual agricultural chemicals 923
Additives 1,911
Standards for constituents 2,298
Irradiation 5
Seafood products
Bivalves, fish, shellfish (shrimps and prawns, crabs) and other products
Antibiotics 2,896 6,538
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,967
Additives 207
Standards for constituents 1,439
Irradiation 29
Processed seafood
Processed fish products (fillet, dried or minced fish, etc.), frozen products (aquatic animals and fish), processed fish roe products, and other products
Antibiotics 3,969 12,378
Residual agricultural chemicals 2,888
Additives 1,960
Standards for constituents 3,556
Irradiation 5
Agricultural foods
Vegetables, fruit, wheat and barley, corn, beans, peanuts, nuts, seeds, and other products
Antibiotics 884 22,302
Residual agricultural chemicals 15,482
Additives 1,016
Standards for constituents 1,181
Mycotoxins 2,959
GMO 751
Irradiation 29
Processed agricultural foods
Frozen products (processed vegetables), processed vegetable products, processed fruit products, spices, instant noodles, and other products
Antibiotics 119 17,172
Residual agricultural chemicals 8,001
Additives 3,804
Standards for constituents 2,746
Mycotoxins 1,937
GMO 119
Irradiation 446
Other foods
Health foods, soups, flavorings and seasonings, sweets, edible oils and fat, frozen products, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 147 4,808
Additives 3,047
Standards for constituents 897
Mycotoxins 717
Drinks and beverages
Mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 358 2,208
Additives 776
Standards for constituents 956
Mycotoxins 118
Equipment, containers and packages
Standards for constituents 2,241 2,241
Foods subject to enhanced inspection*2 Antibiotics, residual agricultural
chemicals, additives, standards for
constituents, mycotoxins,
mycotoxins, GMO, Irradiation
5,000 5,000
Overall total     85,018
*1: Specific examples in the inspection categories

-Antibiotics: antibiotics, antibacterial material residues, hormone preparations, feed additives, and others

-Residual agricultural chemicals: organophosphorus, organochlorines, carbamates, pyrethroids, and others

-Additives: preservatives, colors, sweeteners, antioxidants, fungicides, and others

-Standards for constituents: items defined in the standards for constituents (such as the number of bacteria, coliform bacteria, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus),pathogenic microorganisms (such as enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157, and listeria), shellfish poisons (diarrhetic shellfish poisons, paralytic shellfishpoisons), fungicide of disposable chopsticks, and others

-Mycotoxins: aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, patulin, and others

-GMO: Genetically modified organisms whose safety has not yet been certified

-Irradiation: Presence or absence of irradiated foods

*2: Additional inspections conducted during the implementation of the plan, based on the occurrence of violations and overseas information at the time of importation.

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