Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


Notice No. 0330 Article 1 of the Office of
Imported Food Safety
March 30, 2011


To: Head of each Quarantine Station


From: Head of the Office of Imported 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 2011 shall be implemented as follows. We ask for your understanding and to the business concerned accordingly.


1. Implementation period
April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012


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.


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.
With regards to the samples for aflatoxin testing to be collected from 1st October 2011, in case the size of a grain are of 0.1 g/gram or less, and 0.1 g/gram over, 1 kg/ and 5 kg of specimens shall be collected respectively,in accordance with attached Schedule 3-1 and 3-2.


Schedule 1 (Last amendment: Mar. 9, 2012)

Targeted

Foods subject to product inspection

Conditions

Inspection item

Method of sampling

Method of inspection

Specific reasons to order an inspection

country/area

All exporting Countries

Pufferfish

Limited to the lots from which different species of pufferfish have been found at on-site inspection

Identification of fish species

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Identification of pufferfish species

The possibility of mixing with toxic pufferfish

Salted salmon roe

 

Nitrite

As stipulated in Schedule 4

As stipulated in "Method of Analyzing Food Additives in Foods" in Notice Ei-Ka No. 15, dated March 30, 2000

The possibility of detection of nitrite residue over the MRL (0.005 g/kg) or practice standard (0.0050 g/kg for residues)

Peanuts and processed products (limited to products made mostly from peanuts)

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or  containing of aflatoxin

Pistachio nuts

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3; Note that for Iranian pistachio nuts with shells, collect specimens as follows: After dividing a lot [= one container (20 feet)] into eight, a total of 5 kilogram of edible parts shall be taken from each package of one division as a specimen (Total eight specimens). (Note)

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment of aflatoxin

Brazil nuts, giant corn, almonds, walnuts, chili peppers, red peppers, nutmeg, and Jobfs tears

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3; Note that for Chinese adlay, collect specimens as follows: After dividing a lot [= one container (20 feet)] into eight parts, a total of 5 kilogram of edible parts shall be taken from each package of one division to be used as a specimen (Total eight specimens). (Note)

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment of aflatoxin

Mixed spices and mixed nuts

Limited to products containing 10% or more of peanuts, pistachio nuts, brazil nuts, giant corn, almonds, walnuts, chili peppers, red peppers, nutmeg, Jobfs tears, or a mixture of these products

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or  containing of aflatoxin

Cyanide-containing beans

 

Cyanide

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in  Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of containing cyanide

Manioc and processed products (other than starch)

 

Cyanide

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Test Method of Cyanide Compounds in Tapioca Starch" in Annex of  Notice Syoku-Ki No. 1121002 and Notice Syoku-Kan No. 1121002, both dated November 21, 2002

The possibility of containing cyanide

Dried figs

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of containing of aflatoxin

Ammonium hydrogen carbonate and food containing ammonium hydrogen carbonate

Limited to ammonium hydrogen carbonate produced by Broadtech Chemical International Co., Ltd.

Melamine

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 2

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for melamine in Food " in Notice Shoku-An-Kan No. 1002003, dated October 2, 2008

The possibility of use of melamine

Italy

Unheated meat products (food to be eaten with no heating only)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Testing Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Soft or semisoft natural cheese

Limited to products that are separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Testing Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Gorgonzola cheese (soft or semisoft cheese only)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Testing Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Natural cheese

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O26@

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Detection Methods for Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 and O26 in Foods" in the Annex of Notice Syoku-An-Kan No. 1102006, dated November 2, 2006

The possibility of contamination from Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O26

Spring onions and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Processed pistachio products (limited to products made mostly from pistachio)

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of containing of aflatoxin

Iran

Processed pistachio products (limited to products made mostly from pistachio)

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of containing of aflatoxin

India

Cultured shrimp and processed products (simple processing only)

 

Furazolidone

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of detection of furazolidone residue

Chili peppers and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Triazophos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of triazophos residue over the MRL (0.02 ppm)

Black tea

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Hexaconazole

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of hexaconazole residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Cassia Torea and its processed products (limited to products made mostly from Cassia Torea)

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or  containing of aflatoxin

Turmeric and its processed products (limited to products made mostly from turmeric)

Limited to products containing 10% or more of turmeric in mixed spices

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or containing of aflatoxin

Cumin seeds and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Profenofos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of profenofos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Mangos and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Indonesia

Tuna fillet for raw consumption

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Salmonella spp.

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Salmonella spp." in Annex 1.3.1 . (3) of Notice Ei-Nyu No. 54, dated March 17, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Salmonella spp.

Fresh coffee beans

 

Carbaryl

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of carbaryl  residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm),

With regard to the products imported in bulk form in a container, the specimen shall be taken as follows: Take ten or more kilograms of the product from a total of fifteen spots from the upper, middle, and lower parts of a container that is selected randomly to represent a lot. Then take one kilogram as one specimen of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above.

Ecuador

Cacao beans and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

2, 4-D

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of 2, 4-D residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm), of cypermethrin resudueover the MRL (0.03 ppm), and of diuron residue over the MRL (0.02 ppm)

Cypermethrin

Diuron

Ethiopia

Fresh coffee beans

 

ƒΑ-BHC

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of ƒΑ-BHC  residue over the MRL (0.002 ppm)

Australia

Cotton seed and processed products (limited to products made mostly from cotton seed)

 

Aflatoxin

(1) For package products, conform as stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or containing of aflatoxin

(2) With regard to the products in bulk form and carried on ships, the specimen shall be taken as follows:

(i) When sampling at hatches, take ten or more kilograms of the product from a total of fifteen spots from the upper, middle, and lower parts of loads. Then take one kilogram as one specimen, of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above at each spot. (Note)

(ii) When sampling at silos or barges (hereinafter referred to as "silos, etc."), among silos, etc. that are carried from the hatch, randomly select one. Conduct sampling 15 times at established time intervals, immediately before the carrying-in step until the total samples weigh 10 kilograms or more. Then take one kilogram as one specimen, of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above for each of the three parts.

(iii) With regard to the products imported bulk form in a container, take ten or more kilograms of the product from a total of fifteen spots including at least one spot from each container. Then take one kilogram as one specimen, of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above.

Canada

Lobster and its processed products (limited to products fished in the Atlantic coast and edible internal parts containing tomalley are collected as test sample)

Excluding products exported by the exporters separately indicated, and with attached certificates issued by the Canadian government concerning Lobster control, as separately indicated

Paralytic shellfish poison

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 14

As stipulated in "Test Method for Shellfish Poison" in Notice Kan-Nyu No. 30, dated July 1, 1980

The possibility of detection of paralytic shellfish poison level over the regulation value (4 MU/g)

Unheated meat products (food to be eaten with no heating only)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Testing Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Kidney beans and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Glyphosate

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of glyphosate residue over the MRL (2.0 ppm)

Flax seeds and its processed products

 

Generic modification (FP967)

As stipulated in "Inspection Methods for Foods Produced Using Recombinant DNA Techniques" 1.1.1.corn and soybean grain in Notice Syoku-An No. 110, dated March 27, 2001

As stipulated in "Tentative Detection Methods for Unauthorized genetically modified flax seed (FP967)" in Notice Syoku- An 1027 No.3, dated October 27, 2009

The possibility of detection of genetically modified flax seed (FP967) unapproved for safety

Ghana

Cacao beans and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Fenvalerate

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection offenvalerate residue over theMRL (0.01 ppm)

 

South Korea

Pork

Excluding products processed at the plants separately indicated

Sulfadimidine

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of sulfadimidine residue over the MRL (0.10 ppm)

Live eel

Excluding products with attached certificates issued by the South Korean government concerning oxolinic acid, as separately indicated

Oxolinic acid

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of oxolinic-acid residue over the MRL (0.1ppm)

 

Ofloxacin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in gAnalytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Foodh in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of ofloxacin residue

Cultured olive flounder and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding products from registered farms, processors and/or exporters that are separately indicated, and with attached certificates issued by the South Korean government concerning oxytetracycline and enrofloxacin, as separately indicated

Oxytetracycline

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of oxytetracycline residue over the MRL (0.2 ppm) and of enrofloxacin residue

Enrofloxacin

Bivalve and its processed products (other than shelled scallops)

Excluding products with attached certificates issued by the South Korean government concerning the places of origin, as separately indicated

Paralytic shellfish poison

Conform with Schedule 2 - 14 for paralytic shellfish poisons, and with Schedule 2 - 17 for diarrhetic shellfish poisons

As stipulated in "Test Method for Shellfish Poison" in Notice Kan Nyu No. 30, dated July 1, 1980, and "Test Method for Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison" in Notice Kan-Nyu No. 37, dated May 19, 1981

The possibility of detection of shellfish poison residue level over the regulation value (4 MU/g for paralytic, 0.05 MU/g for diarrhetic)

Diarrhetic shellfish poison

Arch shell for raw consumption

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of not meeting standards for fresh fish and seafood, and for frozen fresh fish and seafood

Pen shell for raw consumption

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of not meeting standards for fresh fish and seafood, and for frozen fresh fish and seafood

Freshwater clam and its processed products (filleted shellfish and the stripped shellfish only)

 

Endosulfan

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of endosulfan residue over the MRL (0.004 ppm)

Cherry tomatos and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding products exported by the registered exporters separately indicated

Fluquinconazole

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of fluquinconazole residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Paprika (jumbo pimento) and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding products exported by the registered exporters separately indicated

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.5 ppm)

Green hot pepper and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding products exported by the registered exporters separately indicated

Simeconazole

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in gAnalytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Foodh in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of  simeconazole residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

North Korea

Sandfish

Excluding processed products

Pieces of lead

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Inspection of eachsandfish for pieces of lead, using metal detectors

The possibility of detection of pieces of lead mixed in with the fish

Bivalve and its processed products (other than shelled scallops)

 

Paralytic shellfish poison

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 14

As stipulated in "Test Method for Shellfish Poison" in Notice Kan-Nyu No. 30, dated July 1, 1980

The possibility of detection of paralytic shellfish poison level over the regulation value (4 MU/g)

Switzerland

Soft or semisoft natural cheese

Limited to the products separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Inspecting Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Spain

Meat products (food to be eaten with no heating only)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Inspecting Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Thailand

Alpinia galanga and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Water mimosa and processed products (simple processing only)

 

Triazophos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of triazophos residue over the MRL (0.1 ppm)

Feverweed and processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)@,@ cypermethrin residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm) and of buprofezin residue over the MRL(0.01 ppm).

Cypermethrin

Buprofezin

Okra and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh okra exported by the exporters separately indicated

EPN

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of EPN residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Mangos and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding products with fresh mangos exported by the registered exporters and frozen cut mangos and freeze dry mangos processed by the manufacturers separately indicated and with attached certificates issued by the Thailand government concerning chlorpyrifos, as separately indicated

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Mangos and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding products fresh mangos exported by the exporters and frozen cut mangos and freeze dry mangos processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Propiconazole

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of propiconazole residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Pandanus palm leaf and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.5 ppm)

Green asparagus and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh green asparagus exported by the exporters separately indicated

EPN

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of EPN residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Bananas and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh banana exported by the exporters separately indicated

Cypermethrin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of cypermethrin residue over the MRL (0.03 ppm)

Mangosteen and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh mangosteen exported by the exporters separately indicated

Imazalil

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of imazalil residue over the MRL (0.02 ppm)

Fresh lime leaves and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Profenofos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of profenofos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Taiwan

Pork

Excluding products processed at the plants separately indicated

Sulfadimidine

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of sulfadimidine residue over the MRL (0.10 ppm)

Cultured eel and its processed products (grilled without seasoning eel and spitchcock eel only)

Excluding products with attached exporting certificates issued by the Fisheries Department, Board of Agriculture, of the Taiwanese Executive Branch, as separately indicated

Sulfadimidine

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

Grilled without seasoning eels:

The possibility of detection of sulfadimidine residue

As stipulated in "Multiresidue Method for Synthetic Antibacterials in Livestock and Aquatic Animal Products (Revised)" in Annex 2 of Notice Ei-Nyu No. 78, dated April 1, 1993

Spitchcock eels:

As stipulated in "Multiresidue Method for Synthetic Antibacterials in Spitchcock eels" in Annex 2 of Notice Syoku-An-Yu No. 0331002, dated March 31, 2004

Cultured eel and its processed products

 

Furazolidone
Fenitrothion

 

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

Furazolidone:

The possibility of detection of furazolidone residue, the possibility of detection of fenitrothion residue over the MRL (0.002ppm)

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

Fenitrothion:

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

Filleted tilapia (including smoked products)

Limited to products that have been confirmed to show a scarlet color, but excluding products that are judged to be not treated with carbon monoxide, based on Notice Ei-Nyu No. 6 and Notice Ei-Ka No. 1, both dated 16 January 1998

Carbon monoxide

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 2

As stipulated in "Test Method of Carbon Monoxide Contained in Fresh Fish" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 10 and Notice Ei-Ka No. 7, both dated January 30, 1995

The possibility of using carbon monoxide

Carrot and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Methamidophos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of methamidophos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm) and acephate residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Acephate

Foods (other than unprocessed products, simply processed products, edible fats and oils, salt itself or products seasoned with salt)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers that are separately indicated

Cyclamic acid

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 13

As stipulated in "Test Method for Cyclamic Acid" in Notice Syoku-Kan No. 0829010, dated August 29, 2003

The possibility of using cyclamic acid

China

Pork and  its processed products

 

Clenbuterol

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959, and "Analytical Methods for Clenbuterol" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0624002, dated June 24, 2009

The possibility of detection of clenbuterol residue

Chicken and its processed products

 

Furazolidone

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of detection of furazolidone residue

Cultured eel and its processed products

Excluding farm products and/or products treated at the plants separately indicated, and with attached certificates issued by the Chinese government concerning oxolinic acid, as separately indicated

Oxolinic acid

For cultured eel, conform to Schedule 2-4.
For its processed products, conform to Schedule 2 – 7 and Notice Syoku- An-Yu No. 0808002, dated August 8, 2007

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of oxolinic acid residue over the MRL (0.1ppm)

Cultured eel and its processed products (grilled without seasoning eel only)

Excluding farm products and/or products treated at the treatment plants separately indicated

Sulfadimidine

For cultured eel, conform to Schedule 2-4.
For its processed products, conform to Schedule 2 – 7 and Notice Syoku- An-Yu No. 0808002, dated August 8, 2007

As stipulated in "Multiresidue Method for Synthetic Antibacterials in Livestock and Aquatic Animal Products (Revised)" in Annex 2 of Notice Ei-Nyu No. 78, dated April 1, 1993

The possibility of detection of sulfadimidine residue

Cultured eel products (grilled without seasoning eel and spitchcock eel only)

 

Enrofloxacin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 7 and Notice Syoku- An-Yu No. 0808002, dated August 8, 2007

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of enrofloxacin residue

Cultured shrimp and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Sulfamethoxazole

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of sulfamethoxazole residue

Soft-shelled turtle and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Enrofloxacin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in"Analytical Methods for ResidualCompositional Substances of AgriculturalChemicals, Feed Additives, and VeterinaryDrugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No.0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of sulfamethoxazoleresidue

Eel and its processed products

 

Malachite green

For eel, conform to Schedule 2-4.

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of detection of malachite green and furazolidone residue

Furazolidone

For its processed products, conform to Schedule 2 – 7 and Notice Syoku- An-Yu No. 0808002, dated August 8, 2007

Shrimp and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlortetracycline

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 7

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlortetracycline residue

Bivalve and its processed products (other than shelled scallops)

Excluding products with attached certificates issued by the Chinese government, that the products are of fresh water origin

Paralytic shellfish poison

Conform with Schedule 2 - 14 for paralytic shellfish poisons, and with Schedule 2 - 15 for diarrhetic shellfish poisons

As stipulated in "Test Method for Shellfish Poison" in Notice Kan Nyu No. 30, dated July 1, 1980, and "Test Method for Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison" in Notice Kan-Nyu No. 37, dated May 19, 1981

The possibility of detection of shellfish poison residue level over the regulation value (4 MU/g for paralytic, 0.05 MU/g for diarrhetic)

Diarrhetic shellfish poison

Sea urchin for raw consumption

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers that are separately indicated

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of not meeting the standards for fresh fish and seafood, frozen fresh fish and seafood

Loach and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Endosulfan

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of endosulfan  residue over the MRL (0.004 ppm)

Pike eel and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Trifluralin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of trifluralin residue over the MRL (0.001 ppm)

Cultured tokobushi abalone and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Furazolidone

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of detection of furazolidone residue

Large peanuts

 

Acetochlor

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of acetochlor residue over the MRL (0.01ppm)

Spinach and its processed products (simple processing only)

Limited to spinach products produced by the manufacturers separately indicated

Dieldrin (including)

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

Chlorpyrifos:

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm), and of dieldrin (including aldrin) and endrin residue

Endrin

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

Chlorpyrifos

Dieldrin (including aldrin) and endrin:

 

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

Spinach and its processed products (simple processing only)

Limited to spinach products produced by the manufacturers separately indicated

Dieldrin (including Aldrin)
Endrin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of detection of dieldrin (including aldrin) and endrin residue

Oolong tea and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Triazophos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of triazophos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Garlic Sprout and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Pyrimethanil

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of pyrimethanil residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Welsh Onion (including Allium Wakegi) and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Aldicarbsulfoxide

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of aldicarbsulfoxide residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Wood ears (Auricularia spp.) and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Bell pepper (including Paprika)and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Difenoconazole Pyrimethanil

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of pyrimethanil residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm) and difenoconazole residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Green tea and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Triazophos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of triazophos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

Carrot and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Acephate

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of acephate residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm),  triadimenol residue over the MRL (0.1 ppm)

Triadimenol

Asparagus and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Ametryn

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of ametryn residue over the MRL (0.01ppm)

Sesame Seed and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Dicofol

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of dicofol residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm)

White Pepper and its processed products (limited to products made mostly from White Pepper)

Limited to products containing 10% or more of turmeric in mixed spices

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in gTest Methods Related to Total Aflatoxinh in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or containing of aflatoxin

Foods (other than unprocessed products, simply processed products, edible fats and oils, salt itself or products seasoned with salt)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Cyclamic acid

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 13

As stipulated in "Test Method Related to Cyclamic Acid" in Notice Syoku-Kan No. 0829010, dated August 29, 2003

The possibility of using cyclamic acid

Foods (products indicated in note 1 of the notice (Notice Syoku-An No. 0706002, dated July 6, 2007(final revision: Notice Syoku-An No. 0330-3, dated March 30,2010))

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Irradiation

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 2

As stipulated in "Analytical Detection Methods for Irradiated Foods " in Notice Syoku-An No. 0706002, dated July 6, 2007

The possibility of treatment with irradiation

Denmark

Soft or semisoft natural cheese

Excluding products processed at plants for natural cheese exports that are certified by the Danish government, as separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Inspecting Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Turkey

Hazel Nut and its processed products (limited to products made mostly from Hazel Nut)

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or  containing of aflatoxin

Nigeria

Sesame Seed and its processed products (limited to products made mostly from Sesame Seed)

 

Aflatoxin

As stipulated in Schedule 3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or  containing of aflatoxin

New Zealand

Green asparagus and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh green asparagus exported by the exporters separately indicated

Dichlorvos and naled

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of dichlorvos and naled residue over the MRL (0.1 ppm)

Philippines

Sea urchin for raw consumption

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Vibrio parahaemolyticus

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of not meeting standards for fresh fish and seafood, and for frozen fresh fish and seafood

Mangos and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh mango with attached certificates issued by the Philippine government concerning chlorpyrifos, as separately indicated, and exported by the registered exporters

Chlorpyrifos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of chlorpyrifos residue over the MRL (0.05 ppm) and cypermethrin residue over the MRL (0.03 ppm)

Cypermethrin

Asparagus and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh asparagus exported by the exporters separately indicated

Difenoconazole

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of difenoconazole residue over the MRL (0.02 ppm)

Okra and its processed products (simple processing only)

Excluding fresh okra exported by the exporters separately indicated

Tebufenozide

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of tebufenozide residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm), fluazifop residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm), and methamidophos  residue over the MRL (0.5 ppm)

Fluazifop

Methamidophos

France

Soft or semisoft natural cheese

Excluding products with attached certificates issued by the governmental agencies concerning Listeria monocytogenes
However, the products that are separately indicated should be excluded from the above.

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Inspecting Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O103

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

Modified method of  the method stipulated in "Detection Methods for Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 and O26 in Foods" in the Annex of Notice Syoku-An-Kan No. 1102006, dated November 2, 2006

The possibility of contamination from Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O103

U.S.

Unheated meat products (food to be eaten with no heating only)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Testing Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Food to contain soft or semisoft natural cheese mainly (food to be eaten with no heating only)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Listeria monocytogenes

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Procedure for Testing Listeria monocytogenes Contained in Milk and Dairy Products (IDF Standard Method)" in Notice Ei-Nyu No. 169, dated August 2, 1993

The possibility of contamination from Listeria monocytogenes

Corns (including flour , other than sweet cornj

 

Aflatoxin

(1) For package products, conform as stipulated in Schedule3

As stipulated in "Test Methods Related to Total Aflatoxin" in Notice Syoku-An No. 0816-2, dated August 16, 2011, or "Test Methods Related to Aflatoxin Contained in Corns" in Notice Syoku-An- Kan No. 0816-7, dated August 16, 2011

The possibility of attachment or containing of aflatoxin

(2) With regard to the products in bulk form and carried on ships, the specimen shall be taken as follows:

(i) When sampling at hatches, take ten or more kilograms of the product from a total of fifteen spots from the upper, middle, and lower parts of loads. Then take 5 kilogram as one specimen, of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above at each spot. (Note)

(ii) When sampling at silos or barges (hereinafter referred to as "silos, etc."), among silos, etc. that are carried from the hatch, randomly select one. Conduct sampling 15 times at established time intervals, immediately before the carrying-in step until the total samples weigh 10 kilograms or more.

 Then take one kilogram as one specimen, of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above for each of the three parts.

(iii) With regard to the products imported in bulk form in a container, take ten or more kilograms of the product from a total of fifteen spots from the upper, middle, and lower parts of a container that is selected randomly. Then take one kilogram as one specimen, of the ten or more kilograms taken as described above.

Foods (products indicated in note 1 of the notice (Notice Syoku-An No. 0706002, dated July 6, 2007(final revision: Notice Syoku-An No. 0330-3, dated March 30,2010))

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Irradiation

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 2

As stipulated in "Analytical Detection Methods for Irradiated Foods " in Notice Syoku-An No. 0706002, dated July 6, 2007

The possibility of treatment with irradiation

Vietnam

Spinach and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Indoxacarb

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of indoxacarb residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Immature peas and its processed products (simple processing only)

Limited to the pod types and the peas commonly referred to as "snap beans"

Acephate

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of acephate  residue over the MRL (0.1ppm)

Squid and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chloramphenicol

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

The possibility of detection of chloramphenicol residue

Shrimp and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Chloramphenicol

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 4

Chloramphenicol, and Furazolidone

The possibility of detection of chloramphenicol, furazolidone and enrofloxacin, residue , the possibility of detection of trifluralin residue over the MRL (0.001 ppm)

Furazolidone

As stipulated in "Specifications and Standards for Foods and Food Additives, etc." in Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370, dated December 1959

Trifluralin

Trifluralin, and Enrofloxacin:

Enrofloxacin

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

Fishery foods (limited to products served without heating or products not confirmed to be heated sufficiently before sale (70Ž for 1 minute or more than same level))

Limited to products processed or exported by the manufacturer separately indicated

Shigella

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 14

As stipulated in "Test Method of Shigella " in Notice dated January 9, 2002

The possibility of contamination by Shigella

Foods (other than unprocessed products, simply processed products, edible fats and oils, salt itself or products seasoned with salt)

Limited to products processed by the manufacturers separately indicated

Cyclamic acid

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 13

As stipulated in "Test Method Related to Cyclamic Acid" in Notice Syoku-An-Kan No. 0829010, dated August 29, 2003

The possibility of using cyclamic acid

Venezuela

Cacao beans and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

2, 4-D

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of 2, 4-D residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Peru

Quinoa and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Methamidophos

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of methamidophos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Myanmar

Sesame Seed and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Imidacloprid

As stipulated in Schedule 2 - 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of imidacloprid residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Mexico

Avocado and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Acephate

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of acephate residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm) and methamidophos residue over the MRL (0.01 ppm)

Methamidophos

Guava and its processed products (simple processing only)

 

Cypermethrin

As stipulated in Schedule 2 – 3

As stipulated in "Analytical Methods for Residual Compositional Substances of Agricultural Chemicals, Feed Additives, and Veterinary Drugs in Food" in Notice Syoku- An No. 0124001, dated January 24, 2005

The possibility of detection of cypermethrin residue over the MRL (0.03 ppm)

 

Note: Each specimen shall be inspected for aflatoxin, and a lot including at least one specimen that is found positive shall be fully treated as an illegal product on the grounds of violating Item 2, Article 6 of the Food Sanitation Law.


Schedule 2

  Size of the lot (N) Number of packages opened for sampling (n) Quantity of the  collected specimens (kg) Number of specimens*1
1 @ † 1 1 0.5 1
2 … 50 2 0.5 1
51 ~ 500 3 0.5 1
501 ~ 3,200 5 0.5 1
@ † 3,201 8 0.5 1
3 … 50 3 1 *2 1
51 ~ 150 5 1 *2 1
151 ~ 500 8 1 *2 1
501 ~ 3,200 13 1 *2 1
3,201 ~ 35,000 20 1 *2 1
@ † 35,001 32 1 *2 1
4 … 150 3 1 1
151 ~ 1,200 5 1 1
@ † 1,201 8 1 1
5 … 50 6 (  3~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
51 ~ 150 10 (  5~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
151 ~ 500 16 (  8~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
501 ~ 3,201 26 ( 13~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
3,201 ~ 35,000 40 ( 20~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
@ † 35,001 64 ( 32~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
6 … 150 3 0.2 1
151 ~ 1,200 5 0.2 1
@ † 1,201 8 0.2 1
7 … 150 6 ( 3~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
151 ~ 1,200 10 ( 5~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
@ † 1,201 16 ( 8~2 ) 2 ( 1~2 ) 2
8 … 150 12 ( 3~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
151 ~ 1,200 20 ( 5~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
@ † 1,201 32 ( 8~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
9 … 25 3 0.3 1
26 ~ 150 5 0.3 1
151 ~ 1,200 8 0.3 1
@ † 1,201 13 0.3 1
10 … 50 12 (  3~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
51 ~ 150 20 (  5~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
151 ~ 500 32 (  8~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
501 ~ 3,200 52 ( 13~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
3,201 ~ 35,000 80 ( 20~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
@ † 35,001 128 ( 32~4 ) 4 ( 1~4 ) 4
11 … 50 24 ( 3~8 ) 8 ( 1~8 ) 8
51 ~ 150 40 ( 5~8 ) 8 ( 1~8 ) 8
151 ~ 500 64 ( 8~8 ) 8 ( 1~8 ) 8
501 ~ 3,200 104 ( 13~8 ) 8 ( 1~8 ) 8
3,201 ~ 35,000 160 ( 20~8 ) 8 ( 1~8 ) 8
@ † 35,001 256 ( 32~8 ) 8 ( 1~8 ) 8
12 … 50 48 (  3~16 ) 16 ( 1~16 ) *3 16
51 ~ 150 80 (  5~16 ) 16 ( 1~16 ) *3 16
151 ~ 500 128 (  8~16 ) 16 ( 1~16 ) *3 16
501 ~ 3,200 208 ( 13~16 ) 16 ( 1~16 ) *3 16
3,201 ~ 35,000 320 ( 20~16 ) 16 ( 1~16 ) *3 16
@ † 35,001 512 ( 32~16 ) 16 ( 1~16 ) *3 16
13 @ † 1 1 0.3 1
14 … 150 3 0.5 1
151 ~ 1,200 5 0.5 1
@ † 1,201 8 0.5 1
15 … 150 6 ( 3~2 ) 1 ( 0.5~2 ) 2
151 ~ 1,200 10 ( 5~2 ) 1 ( 0.5~2 ) 2
@ † 1,201 16 ( 8~2 ) 1 ( 0.5~2 ) 2
16 Identification unnecessary Identification unnecessary Divide each of the four specimens into four, and take one piece from each specimen. 1
17 …@@@@150  3 0.5 1
151@@`@@@1,200  5 0.5 1
†@@@1,201  8 0.5 1
*1 If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.
*2 In case of dried vegetables, dried fruits and tea (except for matcha), replace the quantity with 0.3.
*3 In case of dried shrimps replace the quantity with 0.3×2=0.6.
*4 In case of dried vegetables, replace the quantity with 0.3×16=4.8.

Schedule 3

 

In case of sampling of April 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012

 

1.  Products in bags, and a product that weighs at least 20 kg.

Size of the lot

Number of bags (N)

Number of bags for sampling (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (kg)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

280

32

 

1 kg

( 1 kg ~ 1 )

1

281

~

500

50

 

1 kg

( 1 kg ~ 1 )

1

501

~

1,200

80

 

1 kg

( 1 kg ~ 1 )

1

1,201

~

3,200

130

( 65 ~ 2 )

2 kg

( 1 kg ~ 2 )

2

 

† 

3,200

210

( 70 ~ 3 )

3 kg

( 1 kg ~ 3 )

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

2.  Products in cans or cartons, and a product that weighs at least 4.5 kg.

Size of the lot

Number of cans or cartons (N)

Size of samples (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (g)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

50

2

500 g

( 250 ~ 2 )

1

51

~

500

4

( 2 ~ 2 )

1,000 g

( 250 ~ 2 ) ~ 2

2

 

† 

500

6

( 2 ~ 3 )

1,500 g

( 250 ~ 2 ) ~ 3

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

3.  Products in small containers and packaging (excluding Products 1 and 2)

Size of the lot

Number of cans or cartons (N)

Size of samples (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens

Number of specimens*

 

… 

50

2

( 2 ~ 1 )

The minimum weight of one specimen is 150 g. If the weight of the contents of one can or carton is less than 150 g, the contents of other cans or cartons are added to make one specimen of 150 g.

1

51

~

500

3

( 3 ~ 1 )

1

501

~

3,200

6

( 3 ~ 2 )

2

 

† 

3,200

9

( 3 ~ 3 )

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 


Schedule 3

 

In case of sampling since October 1, 2011 and the weight of 0.1g/grain or less

 

1.  Products in bags, and a product that weighs at least 20 kg.

Size of the lot

Number of bags (N)

Number of bags for sampling (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (kg)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

280

32

 

1 kg

( 1 kg ~ 1 )

1

281

~

500

50

 

1 kg

( 1 kg ~ 1 )

1

501

~

1,200

80

 

1 kg

( 1 kg ~ 1 )

1

1,201

~

3,200

130

( 65 ~ 2 )

2 kg

( 1 kg ~ 2 )

2

 

† 

3,200

210

( 70 ~ 3 )

3 kg

( 1 kg ~ 3 )

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

2.  Products in cans or cartons, and a product that weighs at least 4.5 kg.

Size of the lot

Number of cans or cartons (N)

Size of samples (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (kg)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

50

2

1 kg

( 0.5 ~ 2 )

1

51

~

500

4

( 2 ~ 2 )

2 kg

( 0.5 ~ 2 ) ~ 2

2

 

† 

500

6

( 2 ~ 3 )

3 kg

( 0.5 ~ 2 ) ~ 3

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

3.  Products in small containers and packaging (excluding Products 1 and 2)

Size of the lot

Number of cans or cartons (N)

Size of samples (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens

Number of specimens*

 

… 

50

2

( 2 ~ 1 )

The minimum weight of one specimen is 150 g. If the weight of the contents of one can or carton is less than 150 g, the contents of other cans or cartons are added to make one specimen of 150 g.

1

51

~

500

3

( 3 ~ 1 )

1

501

~

3,200

6

( 3 ~ 2 )

2

 

† 

3,200

9

( 3 ~ 3 )

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 


Schedule 3

 

In case of sampling since October 1, 2011 and the weight of 0.1g/grain over

 

1.  Products in bags, and a product that weighs at least 20 kg.

Size of the lot

Number of bags (N)

Number of bags for sampling (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (kg)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

280

32

 

5 kg

( 5 kg ~ 1 )

1

281

~

500

50

 

5 kg

( 5 kg ~ 1 )

1

501

~

1,200

80

 

5 kg

( 5 kg ~ 1 )

1

1,201

~

3,200

130

( 65 ~ 2 )

10 kg

( 5 kg ~ 2 )

2

 

† 

3,200

210

( 70 ~ 3 )

15 kg

( 5 kg ~ 3 )

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

2.  Products in cans or cartons, and a product that weighs at least 4.5 kg.

Size of the lot

Number of cans or cartons (N)

Size of samples (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (kg)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

50

2

5 kg

(2.5 kg~ 2 )

1

51

~

500

4

( 2 ~ 2 )

10 kg

(2.5kg~ 2 ) ~ 2

2

 

† 

500

6

( 2 ~ 3 )

15 kg

(2.5kg~ 2 ) ~ 3

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

3.  Products in small containers and packaging (excluding Products 1 and 2)

Size of the lot

Number of cans or cartons (N)

Size of samples (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens

Number of specimens*

 

… 

50

2

( 2 ~ 1 )

The minimum weight of one specimen is 150 g. If the weight of the contents of one can or carton is less than 150 g, the contents of other cans or cartons are added to make one specimen of 150 g.

1

51

~

500

3

( 3 ~ 1 )

1

501

~

3,200

6

( 3 ~ 2 )

2

 

† 

3,200

9

( 3 ~ 3 )

3

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.


 

Schedule 4

 

Size of the lot

Number of bags (N)

Number of bags for sampling (n)

Quantity of the collected specimens (g)

Number of specimens*

 

… 

65

3

300 g

( 100 ~ 3 )

3

66

~

180

4

400 g

( 100 ~ 4 )

4

181

~

500

7

700 g

( 100 ~ 7 )

7

501

~

800

10

1,000 g

( 100 ~ 10 )

10

801

~

1,300

14

1,400 g

( 100 ~ 14 )

14

1,301

~

3,200

21

2,100 g

( 100 ~ 21 )

21

3,201

~

8,000

36

3,600 g

( 100 ~ 36 )

36

 

† 

8,000

52

5,200 g

( 100 ~ 52 )

52

* If more than one specimen is taken, and any one of them exceeds the standard value, the inspected products are regarded as being in violation of the Law.

 

 

 

 



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