Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Office of Imported Food Safety,
Inspection and Safety Division,
Department of Food Safety,
Pharmaceutical and Food Safety
Bureau, Ministry of Health,
Labour and Welfare
(Extension: 2474, 2497, 2498)

Inspection Results of Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2010

Interim Report

December 2010
Department of Food Safety
Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Inspection Results of Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2010 (Interim report)

1. Introduction

In order to monitor and provide instructions to ensure the safety of foods, etc., imported into Japan (hereafter referred to as “imported foods, etc.”), the government established the imported food monitoring and instruction program in 2010 (hereinafter, “the program”). The program is based on the guidelines for monitoring and providing instructions in food sanitation (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Notification No. 301, 2003) as per the regulations of Article 23, Paragraph 1 of the Food Sanitation Act (Act No. 233, 1947; hereinafter, “the Act”); public comments were collected and risk communication was conducted. The program was published in the Official Gazette as an official report according to the regulations of Paragraph 3 of the same article, and the monitoring and instruction for imported foods, etc., is being conducted based upon the Program.

This document presents an outline of the implementation status of the monitoring and instruction for imported foods, etc., conducted in accordance with the program, for the period April to September 2010.

Reference: Website on “Safety of Imported Food”

2. Overview of the Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2010

(1) What is the Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan?

The Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan is a plan for the implementation of monitoring and guidance conducted by the national government with respect to imported foods (Article 23, paragraph 1 of the Act).

[Objective] To ensure greater safety of imported foods by promoting the national government to conduct inspections at the time of importation and to conduct monitoring of and guidance for importers in an intensive, effective and efficient manner.

(2) Principles for Monitoring and Guidance on Imported Foods

Based on Article 4 of the Food and Safety Basic Act (Act No.48 of 2003) (that is, food safety shall be ensured by taking appropriate measures at each stage of the domestic and overseas food supply process), the Plan is prepared in order that three stages of sanitation measures are taken, namely, in the exporting country, at the time of importation, and at the time of domestic distribution.

(3) Priority Items for Monitoring and Guidance
(4) Promotion of Sanitation Measures in Exporting Countries
(5) Guidance for Importers on Voluntary Sanitation Control

*1: Systematic inspections based on statistical concepts that take into account the volume of imports and violation rates, etc., for different food types.

*2: With regard to items having a high probability of being in violation of the Act, inspections are ordered by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare at each and every importation. Items are not permitted to be imported or distributed unless they pass that inspection.

*3: Regulations by which the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare can prevent the sale or import of specified foods, without the need for inspections, in cases where it is deemed necessary from the perspective of preventing harm to public health.

3. Inspection Results of Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2010 (Interim Report)

Looking at the declarations, inspections and violations made from April through September of 2010 (Table 1), there were 1,011,512 [903,873] declarations, and the weight of declared items was 12,013 [11,791] million tons.

Inspections were carried out on 128,344 items (there were inspection orders on 62,498 items, monitoring on 28,103 items, and voluntary inspections on 37,743 items) [108,390 items (inspection orders on 54,221 items, monitoring on 24,200 items, and voluntary inspections on 29,969 items)]. Of these, 736 cases [660 cases] were found to be in violation of the Act, and steps were taken for their re-shipment, disposal, etc.

Records of violations categorized by Article (Table 2) show that violations of Article 11 of the Act, which is related to microbiological criteria for food, standards on residual agricultural chemicals and standards for the use of additives, were most common in 394 instances, followed by violations of Article 6, which is related to contamination with hazardous or toxic substances such as aflatoxin, in 229 instances, violations of Article 10, which is related to restrictions on the sale of additives, in 69 instances, violations of Article 18, which is related to standards for apparatus or containers and packaging, in 62 instances, and violations of Article 18 (applied mutatis mutandis to Article 62) of the Act, which is related to standards for toys, in 9 instances.

Records of monitoring in FY 2010 (Table 3) show that, out of a total of 85,018 planned inspections, 50,684 were actually conducted. (That’s an implementation rate of about 60%.) Of these, a total of 113 constituted violations of the Food Sanitation Act, resulting in recalls and enhanced monitoring to identify possible future violations (Table 4). Additionally, as a result of enhanced monitoring, the monitoring system has been strengthened for imported foods, etc. which are considered to have a high probability of violating the Food Sanitation Act, by making them subject to inspection orders and requiring importers to undergo inspections at the time of import (Table 5).

As of September 30, 2010, inspection orders had been applied to 16 products from all exporting countries and 131 products from 33 countries and 1 region. The record of inspection orders (Table 6) shows that a total of 119,490 inspection orders were conducted and, of these, steps were taken for their re-shipment or disposal, etc. based on 148 violations of the Act.

Based on information from overseas on such topics as food-poisoning occurrences and recalls of law-violating food products, the system for monitoring items for importation was enhanced in FY 2010 for issues such as Natamycin in wine from Argentina, and fungal contamination in mineral water from France (Table 7).

Figures in brackets are for the same period in the previous year.

Table 1. Notification, Inspection and Violation Statuses (Apr-Sep 2010: Tentative)
No. of Notifications Amount of import No. of inspections *1 Percentage *2 No. of violations Percentage *2
Cases1,011,512 1,000 tons12,013 Cases128,344
%12.7 Cases736 %0.07
(Previous FY)903,873  11,791  108,390  12.0  660  0.07

*1 Values obtained after excluding overlapping cases from the total values of monitoring inspections, inspection orders, instructive inspections, etc.

*2 Proportion of the number of inspections to the number of notifications

*3 Figures relate to inspection orders

Table 2. Major Violation Cases (Apr-Sep 2010: Tentative)
Violated Article No. of Violations Proportion Major Violations

Article 6

(Distribution of prohibited foods and additives)
Cases229 %30 Aflatoxin contamination in corn, pearl-barley, peanuts, almonds, sesame, etc.; cyanide contamination in cassava; Listeria monocytogenes contamination in meat products; detection of diarrhetic shellfish toxin; contamination with toxic fish; and decay, deterioration and fungus formation due to accidents during the transport of rice, wheat and cacao beans, etc.

Article 9

(Limitation on distribution, etc. of diseased meat, etc.)
0 0  

Article 10

(Limitation on distribution, etc. of additives, etc.)
69 9 Processed foods that contain additives such as cyclamate, tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), orange II, azorubin, melamine, or any other additives not designated for use as additives

Article 11

(Standards and specifications for foods and additives)
394 52 Violation of specifications for vegetables and dried vegetables (violation of standards for residual pesticides); violation of specifications for seafood and processed products thereof (including antibacterial substances, and violation of standards for residual pesticides); violation of specifications for frozen foods (viable cell count, Escherichia coli and coliform bacilli), violation of standards for usage of additives (sorbic acid, benzoic acid, etc.); and excessive amounts of residual additives (sulfur dioxide, etc.).

Article 18

(Standards and specifications for instruments and containers/packages)
62 8 Violation of specifications/standards for instruments and containers/packages; violation of specification for raw materials

Article 18 applied mutatis mutandis to Article 62

(Mutatis mutandis as applied to toys, etc.)
9 1 Violation of specifications for toys or their raw materials
Total 763 (total number)*1
736 (number of notified violations)*2

*1 Total number of item-by-item inspections

*2 Number of notifications for which inspection was carried out

Table 3. Implementation Status of Monitoring Inspections (Apr-Sep 2010: Tentative)
Food Group Category of Inspected Items*1 No. of Programs Planned in FY*2 No. of Programs Implemented No. of Violations
Livestock Foods
Beef, pork, chicken, horse meat, poultry meat, and other meats
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,243 1,129 4
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,884 1,068 0
Standards for constituents 716 348 0
Exposure to radiation 29 0 0
Processed livestock foods
Natural cheeses, processed meat products, ice cream, frozen products (meat products), and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,362 1,170 1
Residual agricultural chemicals 923 678 1
Additives 1,911 1,111 0
Standards for constituents 2,298 1,062 7
Exposure to radiation 5 0 0
Seafood products
Bivalves, fish, shellfish (shrimps, prawns, crabs) and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,896 1,370 1
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,967 1,330 7
Additives 207 171 0
Standards for constituents 1,439 678 0
Exposure to radiation 29 0 0
Processed seafood
Processed fish products (fillet, dried or minced fish, etc.) processed fish roe products, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 3,969 2,451 1
Residual agricultural chemicals 2,888 2,376 1
Additives 1,960 1,687 0
Standards for constituents 3,556 3,426 20
Exposure to radiation 5 0 0
Agricultural foods
Vegetables, fruit, wheat, barley, corn, beans, peanuts, nuts, seeds, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 884 979 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 15,482 8,493 31
Additives 1,016 590 2
Standards for constituents 1,181 823 0
Mycotoxins 2,959 1,981 3
GMOs 751 464 0
Exposure to radiation 29 0 0
Processed agricultural foods
Frozen products (processed vegetables), processed vegetable products, processed fruit products, spices, instant noodles, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 119 91 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 8,001 4,412 8
Additives 3,804 2,646 3
Standards for constituents 2,746 1,694 9
Mycotoxins 1,937 824 1
GMOs 119 40 0
Exposure to radiation 446 0 0
Other foods
Health foods, soups, flavourings, seasonings, sweets, edible oils, fat, frozen products, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 147 345 0
Additives 3,047 1,749 6
Standards for constituents 897 375 2
Mycotoxins 717 385 0
Drinks and beverages
Mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 358 263 0
Additives 776 576 2
Standards for constituents 956 499 1
Mycotoxins 118 61 0
Additives, equipment, containers and packagesToys Standards for constituents, etc. 2,241 933 2
Foods subject to enhanced monitoring inspections Confirmation of removal of SRM, antibacterial substances, etc, exposure to radiation, additives 5,000 2,406 0

Total (number)


Rate of programs implemented to planned: ~60%


*1:Examples of tested substances

*2:Rough estimate of the number of item-by-item inspections of antibacterial substances, agricultural chemicals, etc.

Table 4. Items*2 Subject to Enhanced Monitoring Inspections*1 (Apr-Sep 2010)
Countries/Regions Subject Foods Test Items
China Asian swamp eel, Crucian carp Enrofloxacin
Vespula flaviceps nests Oxytetracycline
Freshwater clams Chlortetracycline, Furazolidone
Cultured pufferfish
(only products exported by 1. Dalian Fugu Aquatic Product Co., Ltd. 2. Qinhuangdao Xinhai Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. 3. Dalian Pucheng Aquatic Co., Ltd.)
Chicken Sulfachinoxalin
Swimming crab Trifluralin
Japanese leeks (inc. wakegi green onion) Flusilazole
Mandarin fish Malachite green
Cabbage, Chrysanthemum greens, Celery, Pak choi Chlorpyrifos
Immature Beans Chlorpyrifos, Cypermethrin, Dimethomorph, Isoprothiolane, Flusilazole
Asiasarum root Fenvalerate
Edamame (green soybeans), Shiitake mushrooms Fenpropathrin
Coffee beans γ-BHC
Soba (inc. flour), White Jew’s ear Methamidophos
Boiled octopus Vibrio parahaemolyticus*3
Sea urchins for raw consumption Vibrio parahaemolyticus (MPN)*3
Thailand Winged bean, Canh chua rau nhút EPN
Basil seeds Aflatoxin
Pak ped, Thai celery, Galangal Chlorpyrifos
Acacia Isoprothiolane, Chlorpyrifos
Eryngium foetidum Difenoconazole
Kale, Immature beans Cypermethrin
Collard greens Cypermethrin, Fenvalerate
Japanese leeks (inc. wakegi green onion) Triazophos
Puk prew, Rice paddy herb, Gotu kola, Dill, Peppermint Parathion-methyl
Coriander Parathion-methyl, Fenobucarb
Beefsteak plant Fenitrothion
Lime basil Fenobucarb
Taiwan Royal jelly (inc. dried) Chloramphenicol
Soft-shelled turtles Chlortetracycline
Grouper Malachite green
Day Lily (Liliaceae hemerocallidaceae), Pleurotus cystidiosus, Celery, Taro, Garlic chives Chlorpyrifos
Oolong tea Bromopropylate
USA Chicken Lasalocid
Lemon (limited to brand name: American Gold) Orthophenyl phenol
Corn (limited to popcorn) Pirimiphos-methyl
Artichoke Fenvalerate
Spinach Permethrin
Processed almond products (limited to those where almond is the main ingredient) Aflatoxin
Prepared chicken products
(limited to tenderized products from Manufacturer: Stampede Meat Inc. Address: 4551 S. Racine Chicago, IL 60609.)
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E.coli) (O157)
South Korea Japanese parsley, Garlic chives Chlorpyrifos
Wakegi (Allium wakegi) Chlorpyrifos, Procymidone
Green chili Difenoconazole
Lettuce Dimethomorph
Leaf lettuce Procymidone
Arch shells for raw consumption, Sea urchin for raw consumption Vibrio parahaemolyticus (MPN)*3
France Chicken (limited to those processed at processing plant number 7103A CEE) Sulfachinoxalin
Rabbit Sulphadimethoxine
Jerusalem artichoke Chlorpropham
Lentils Deltamethrin and tralomethrin
Vietnam Cultured eels Furazolidone
Catfish Trifluralin
Sesame seeds and processed sesame seed products (limited to those where sesame seeds are a major ingredient) Aflatoxin
Sorghum bicolor (inc. varieties for spirit production) and processed products thereof (limited to those where sorghum bicolor (inc. varieties for spirit production) is the main ingredient) Aflatoxin
Australia Soba (inc. flour) Chlorpyrifos
(limited to those exported by 1. Graincorp Operations Ltd. 2. Global Grain Australia Pty Ltd. 3. Kangaroo Island Canola Company)
Corn (exc. sweet varieties) Aflatoxin
Beef (limited to those processed, etc. by Consolidated Meat Group Pty Ltd. (Est.7)) Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E.coli) (O157)
Italy Uncooked meat products (limited to those produced by Casale S.P.A (I550L), Renzini S.P.A. (645L), Salumificio Maison Bertolin S.R.L. (1615L)) Listeria monocytogenes
Brazil Corn (inc. flour, exc. sweet varieties) Aflatoxin
Chicken (limited to those processed by Kaefer Agro Industrial Ltda. (SIF:1672)) Enrofloxacin
Spain Western sulculus diversicolor supertexta Paralytic shellfish toxin
Wild strawberries Ethoprophos
Philippines Bananas (limited to those from farm number 39) Bitertanol
Sea urchin for raw consumption Vibrio parahaemolyticus (MPN)*4
Ghana Cacao beans Thiamethoxam
Laos Eryngium foetidum Chlorpyrifos
Myanmar Chickpeas Aflatoxin
South Africa Apple juice (limited to those using apple juice as an ingredient) and apple juice used as an ingredient Patulin
Iran Shelled pistachio nuts Pirimiphos-methyl
UAE Chickpeas Aflatoxin
Belgium Celeriac Chlorpyrifos
Ecuador Bananas (limited to those with brand name Enano, Farm No. 883, and brand name Chiquita, Farm No. 10-230) Bitertanol
Mexico Mangoes Cypermethrin
Cambodia Basil seeds Aflatoxin
Austria Horseradish Dimethomorph
Greece Processed pistachio nut products (limited to those using pistachio nuts as a major ingredient) Aflatoxin
Indonesia Turmeric and processed turmeric products (limited to those using turmeric as a major ingredient) Aflatoxin
Guatemala Coffee beans 2,4-D
Peru Caigua Chlorpyrifos
New Zealand Leek Alachlor
Paraguay Peanuts Cypermethrin

*1 Enhanced monitoring inspections, which are to be implemented after a violation has been detected, were conducted on 30% of all import declarations. Items which had seen inspection orders rescinded as a result of import or inspection results were also handled in the same way. However, if no similar violations were detected within 60 enhanced monitoring inspections, the items were returned to the normal inspection system.

*2 Excludes items in Table 5.

*3 As a measure to enhance inspections during the summer period, all (100%) import declarations were inspected (Jun-Oct 2010).

*4 As a measure to enhance inspections during the summer period, 30% of import declarations were inspected (Jun-Oct 2010).

Table 5. Items Shifted to Inspection Orders (Apr-Sep 2010)
Countries/Regions Subject Foods Test Items
China Asparagus Ametryn
Daggertooth pike conger Trifluralin
Thailand Eryngium foetidum Chlorpyrifos, Cypermethrin
Canh chua rau nhút Triazophos
India Mangoes Chlorpyrifos
Brazil Beef (inc. internal organs) Ivermectin
Vietnam Immature beans (limited to pod and snap beans) Acephate
Taiwan Cultured eels Fenitrothion
Table 6. Items Subject to Inspection Orders and Inspection Results (Apr-Sep 2010: Tentative)
Countries /Regions Main Subject Foods Main Test Items No. of Tests* No. of Violations
All exporting countries
(16 items)
Peanuts, Nuts, Chili peppers Aflatoxin 4,936 31
Beans containing cyanide, cassava Cyanide 313 0
Salted salmon roe Nitrite 419 3
Pufferfish Depending on fish species 1 0
(35 items)
Chicken, Pork, Soba, Shrimps, Eels, etc. Nitrofurans, Tetracycline antibiotic, Clenbuterol, Malachite green, etc. 41,324 18
Fruit and vegetables, Beans, Fish, etc. (Large peanuts, Green tea, Japanese leeks, Matsutake mushrooms, Lychee, weather loaches, etc.) Acetochlor, Triazophos, Tebufenozide, Chlorpyrifos, Endosulfan, etc. 20,280 13
Clams Paralytic shellfish toxin, Diarrhetic shellfish toxin 3,587 1
Processed eel products, etc. Viable cell count, Coliform group 1,106 0
Processed foods, etc. Cyclamic acid 1,005 0
Milk, dairy products, and processed foods containing those as an ingredient Melamine 5,832 0
Lotus seeds Aflatoxin 2 0
South Korea
(14 items)
Constricted tagelus, freshwater clams, etc. Endosulfan, etc. 108 2
Vegetables (mini tomato, red chilli) Fluquinconazole, EPN, Ethoprophos 141 1
Clams Paralytic shellfish toxin, Diarrhetic shellfish toxin 360 1
Tairagigai (Atrina pectinata) for raw consumption Vibrio parahaemolyticus 2 0
(11 items)
Cultured shrimps Oxolinic acid 721 0
Fruit and vegetables (Eryngium foetidum, Kaffir lime leaves, Okra, Mangoes, Bananas, etc.) EPN, Chlorpyrifos, Cypermethrin, Profenofos, etc. 806 5
(7 items)
Uncooked meat products Listeria monocytogenes 320 3
Spring onion Chlorpyrifos 19 2
Almonds, etc. Aflatoxin 59 0
(7 items)
Cassia seeds, Turmeric Aflatoxin 151 4
Fruit and vegetables (Cumin seeds, Mangoes, etc.) Profenofos, Chlorpyrifos, etc. 49 1
Cultured shrimps Furazolidone 16 0
(6 items)
Cultured eels Fenitrothion, Nitrofurans, etc. 4,752 0
Fruit and vegetables (Carrots, Mangoes, etc.) Methamidophos, Cypermethrin, etc. 118 0
Processed foods, etc. Cyclamic acid, etc. 40 0
(6 items)
Corn Aflatoxin 1,372 2
Parsley Chlorpyrifos 100 0
(6 items)
Shrimps, Cuttlefish Chloramphenicol, Nitrofurans, etc. 15,460 17
Immature beans, Spinach Acephate, Indoxacarb 52 2
Processed foods, etc. Cyclamic acid 47 0
(6 items)
Cacao beans 2,4-D, Cypermethrin, Diuron (DCMU) 174 14
(1 item)
Cacao beans Fenvalerate, Endosulfan, etc. 972 7
(1 item)
Cacao beans 2,4-D 113 6
Cacao beans Aflatoxin 113 0
Others (23 countries, total 31 items)   14,620 15
Total 119,490 148

* Total number of item-by-item inspections

Table 7. Major Examples of Enhanced Monitoring based on Overseas Information (Apr-Sep 2010)
Month of Enhancement Subject Country Subject Food and Details Background and Status
April Argentina Wine
(Risk of natamycin contamination)
Manufacturers were identified based on information on product recalls in South Korea, and where an import notification was made for products produced by said manufacturers, guidance was given on voluntary inspections at time of first import, and domestic distribution investigated.
May France Mineral water
(Risk of fungal contamination)
Products were identified based on information on product recalls in France, and where an import notification was made for said products, steps were taken for re-shipment.
(Reference) A Description of Key Terms in the Interim Report
Term Description
Nitrite Nitrite (Additive (coloring agent)) content
Acetochlor Agricultural chemical (Anilide herbicide)
Acephate Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorous insecticide)
Azorubin Undesignated additive
Aflatoxin Fungal toxin (Produced by the fungus Aspergillus, etc.)
Ametryn Agricultural chemical (Triazine herbicide)
Alachlor Agricultural chemical (Carboxyl amide herbicide)
Benzoic acid Additive (Preservative)
Isoprothiolane Agricultural chemical (Disinfectant)
Genetic modification Technology such as fragmentation of bacterial genes, followed by arrangement of the gene sequences or introducing the arranged genes into other organism's genes
Ivermectin Veterinary drug (Control of endoparasites and ectoparasites in cattle, pigs and horses)
Imidacloprid Agricultural chemical (Chlorinicotinyl insecticide)
Indoxacarb Agricultural chemical (Oxadiazon insecticide)
Ethoprophos Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus insecticide)
Endosulfan Agricultural chemical (Organochlorine insecticide)
Enrofloxacin Veterinary drug (New quinolone synthetic antibacterial agent)
Oxytetracycline Veterinary drug (Tetracycline antibiotic)
Oxolinic acid Veterinary drug (Synthetic antimicrobial (quinolone))
Orthophenyl phenol Food additive (Fungicide)
Quinoline yellow Undesignated additive
Clenbuterol Veterinary drug (Uterine relaxant)
Chloramphenicol Veterinary drug (Chloramphenicol antibiotic)
Chlortetracycline Veterinary drug (Tetracycline antibiotic)
Chlorpyrifos Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus insecticide)
Chlorpropham Agricultural chemical (Herbicide)
Diarrhetic shellfish toxin Shellfish toxin (Toxin mainly caused by the accumulation of a toxin produced by harmful plankton in clams)
Cyclamic acid Undesignated additive
Cyanide Harmful or poisonous compound (Cyanide-related compounds (e.g., cyanogenic glycoside) found in vegetables such as some varieties of beans)
Diuron (DCMU) Agricultural chemical (Herbicide)
Difenoconazole Agricultural chemical (Triazole fungicide)
Cypermethrin Agricultural chemical (Pyrethroid insecticide)
Dimethomorph Agricultural chemical (Fungicide)
Sulfachinoxalin Veterinary drug (Synthetic antimicrobial)
Sulphadimethoxine Veterinary drug (Synthetic antimicrobial)
Sorbic acid Additive (Preservative)
Thiamethoxam Agricultural chemical (Neonicotinoid Insecticide)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus Pathogenic microorganism (A bacterium living in seawater (estuaries, coastal areas, etc.) that commonly contaminates fish and shellfish, and causes abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, fever and vomiting.)
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E.coli) Pathogenic microorganism (A bacterium that normally lives in the intestines of animals. It contaminates foods and drinking water by way of feces and urine, and causes acute abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea together with large amounts of fresh blood after early cold-like symptoms.)
Deoxynivalenol Mycotoxin (produced by fusarenon-X of the fusarium genus)
Tetracycline Veterinary drug (Tetracycline antibiotic)
Tebufenozide Agricultural chemical (Benzoyl hydrazide Insecticide)
Deltamethrin Agricultural chemical (Pyrethroid Insecticide)
Tralomethrin Agricultural chemical (Pyrethroid Insecticide)
Triazophos Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus Insecticide)
Trifluralin Agricultural chemical (Dinitroaniline herbicide)
Natamycin Additive (Used in food manufacture)
Sulfur dioxide Additive (Antioxidant)
Nitrofurans Generic name for nitrofuran synthetic antimicrobial, a veterinary drug.
Patulin Mycotoxin (produced by fungi of the genus Penicillium, Aspergillus, etc.)
Patent blue V Undesignated additive
Parathion-methyl Agricultural chemical (Insecticide)
Bitertanol Agricultural chemical (Disinfectant)
Pirimiphos-methyl Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus Insecticide)
Fenitrothion Agricultural chemical (Insecticide)
Fenobucarb Agricultural chemical (Insecticide)
Fenvalerate Agricultural chemical (Pyrethroid Insecticide)
Fenpropathrin Agricultural chemical (Pyrethroid Insecticide)
Buprofezin Agricultural chemical (Disinfectant)
Furazolidone Veterinary drug (Nitrofuran synthetic antimicrobial); generates AOZ when metabolized
Fluquinconazole Agricultural chemical (Triazole fungicide)
Flusilazole Agricultural chemical (Heterocyclic fungicide)
Procymidone Agricultural chemical (Disinfectant)
Profenofos Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus Insecticide)
Bromopropylate Agricultural chemical (Dust mite exterminator)
Permethrin Agricultural chemical (Insecticide)
Polysorbate Additive (Emulsifier)
Paralytic shellfish toxin Shellfish poison (mainly refers to toxins produced by a harmful plankton accumulated in clams, toxic clams cause paralytic poisoning)
Malachite green Veterinary drug (Triphenylmethane synthetic antibacterial agent)
Methamidophos Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus Insecticide)
Melamine A chemical substance used as a primary raw material of melamine resin.
Lasalocid Veterinary drug (Polyether antibiotic)
Listeria monocytogenes Pathogenic microorganism (A normal flora in the natural environment that contaminates milk products and processed meat products, and causes influenza-like symptoms including tiredness and fever.)
2, 4-D Agricultural chemical (Phenoxy acid herbicide)
EPN Agricultural chemical (Organophosphorus Insecticide)
SRM Parts of a beef cow which accumulate the abnormal prion proteins thought to cause BSE (head (excluding tongue and cheek), spinal marrow, spine, and ileum (2 meters from the junction with the appendix)).
TBHQ Undesignated additive
γ-BHC Agricultural chemical (Organochlorine Insecticide)

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