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

Inspection Results of Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2011

Interim Report

December 2011
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 2011 (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 2011 (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 2011.

Reference: Website on “Safety of Imported Food”

Safety of Imported Food

2. Overview of the Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2011

(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

Under the Article 4 of the Food 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 each food type.

*2: With regard to items having a high probability of being in violation of the Act, inspections are ordered to the importer by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare at each importation. Items are not permitted to import or distribute unless the results of the inspection comply with the regulations.

*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 2011 (Interim Report: Tentative)

Looking at the declarations, inspections and violations made from April through September of 2011 (Table 1), there were 1,039,214 [1,011,512] declarations, and the weight of declared items was 13,175,000 [12,013,000] tons.

Inspections were carried out on 119,075 items (there were inspection orders on 52,811 items, monitoring on 28,367 items, and voluntary inspections on 37,897 items) [128,344 items (inspection orders on 62,498 items, monitoring on 28,103 items, and voluntary inspections on 37,743 items)]. Of these, 619 cases [736 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 386 instances, followed by violations of Article 6, which is related to contamination with hazardous or toxic substances such as aflatoxin, in 165 instances, violations of Article 18, which is related to standards for apparatus or containers and packaging, in 39 instances, violations of Article 10, which is related to restrictions on the sale of additives, in 33 instances, violations of Article 18 (applied mutatis mutandis to Article 62) of the Act, which is related to standards for toys, in 11 instances, and violations of Article 9, which is related to non-attachment of sanitary certificates of meat or meat products, in 3 instances.

Records of monitoring in FY 2011 (Table 3) show that, out of a total of 86,117 planned inspections, 51,344 were actually conducted (That’s an implementation rate of about 60%). Of these, a total of 100 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, 2011, inspection orders had been applied to 17 items from all exporting countries and 126 items from 31 countries and 1 region. The record of inspection orders (Table 6) shows that a total of 71,499 inspection orders were conducted and, of these, steps were taken for their re-shipment or disposal, etc. based on 119 violations of the Act.

Based on information from overseas on such topics as food-poisoning occurrences and recalls of law-violating food products, monitoring inspections and voluntary inspections were carried out and the system for monitoring items for importation was enhanced in FY 2011 for issues such as an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E.coli O104 with a suspected source of fresh vegetables that caused health hazards in Europe and other regions, and the information on Salmonella contamination in Mexican papayas imported to the U.S and Canada (Table 7).

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

Table 1. Notification, Inspection and Violation Statuses (Apr-Sep 2011: Tentative)
No. of Notifications
Amount of Import
(1,000 tons)
No. of Inspections*1
No. of Violations
1,039,214 13,175 119,075
11.5 619 0.1
(previous FY)
12,013 128,344 12.7 736 0.1

*1 Values obtained after excluding overlapping cases from the total values of inspections by governments, registered laboratories, and public organizations of the exporting country.

*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 2011: Tentative)
Violated Article No. of Violations
Major Violations
Article 6
(Distribution of prohibited foods and additives)
165 25.9 Aflatoxin contamination in corn, peanuts, pearl-barley, nutmeg, cassia seeds, pistachio nuts, red pepper, etc.; contamination with toxic fish; detection of diarrhetic shellfish toxin; detection of cyanide; detection of Listeria monocytogenes in unheated meat products, natural cheese; and decay, deterioration and fungus formation due to accidents during the transport of rice, wheat and soybeans , etc.
Article 9
(Limitation on distribution, etc. of diseased meat, etc.)
3 0.5 Non-attachment of hygiene certificate
Article 10
(Limitation on distribution, etc. of additives, etc.)
33 5.2 Use of undesignated additives (tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), cyclamate, azorubin, acetyl hydroperoxide, quinoline yellow, and methyl parahydroxybenzoate).
Article 11
(Standards and specifications for foods and additives)
386 60.6 Violation of specifications for vegetables and frozen vegetables (violation of standards for residual pesticides); violation of specifications for seafood and processed products thereof (violation of standards for residual veterinary drug, violation of standards for residual pesticide); violation of specifications for other processed products (positive reaction on coliform bacilli, etc.), violation of standards for usage of additives (sorbic acid, sodium benzoate, sulfur dioxide, etc.), violation of specifications for additives.
Article 18
(Standards and specifications for instruments and containers/packages)
39 6.1 Violation of specifications/standards for instruments and containers/packages; violation of specification for raw materials.
Article 62
(Mutatis mutandis as applied to toys, etc.)
11 1.7 Violation of specifications for toys or their raw materials.
Total 637 (total)*1
619 (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 2011: 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. 2,238 1,048 1
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,879 1,005 0
Standards for constituents 716 345 0
Exposure to radiation 29 5 0
Processed livestock foods
Natural cheeses, meat products, ice cream, frozen products (meat products), and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,152 1,382 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 953 894 0
Additives 1,156 1,098 0
Standards for constituents 3,076 1,550 8
Exposure to radiation 5 0 0
Seafood products
Bivalves, fish, shellfish (shrimps, prawns, crabs) and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,717 1,452 3
Residual agricultural chemicals 2,003 1,363 0
Additives 237 165 0
Standards for constituents 720 549 0
Exposure to radiation 29 5 0
Processed seafood
Processed fish products (fillet, dried or minced fish, etc.), frozen food (seafood, fish), processed fish roe products, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 4,149 2,500 6
Residual agricultural chemicals 3,194 2,398 0
Additives 1,876 1,663 0
Standards for constituents 4,544 3,455 19
Exposure to radiation 5 1 0
Agricultural foods
Vegetables, fruit, wheat, barley, corn, beans, peanuts, nuts, seeds, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 1,035 1,169 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 11,674 7,192 25
Additives 1,074 625 0
Standards for constituents 1,303 894 0
Mycotoxins 2,807 1,778 3
GMOs 363 167 0
Exposure to radiation 10 9 0
Processed agricultural foods
Frozen products (processed vegetables), processed vegetable products, processed fruit products, spices, instant noodles, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 299 167 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 11,203 4,753 8
Additives 4,433 3,103 0
Standards for constituents 1,794 1,278 5
Mycotoxins 2,572 1,218 0
GMOs 119 41 0
Exposure to radiation 479 165 0
Other foods
Health foods, soups, flavourings, seasonings, sweets, edible oils, fat, frozen products, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 537 398 0
Additives 3,046 1,710 4
Standards for constituents 926 356 2
Mycotoxins 717 410 0
Drinks and beverages
Mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 358 243 0
Additives 956 707 0
Standards for constituents 776 493 1
Mycotoxins 118 66 0
Additives, equipment, containers and packages
Standards for constituents 2,840 1,255 15
Foods subject to enhanced monitoring inspections Confirmation of removal of SRM, antibacterial substances, etc., exposure to radiation. 5,000 2,269 0
Total (number)
5,000 was added to the No. of Programs Planned in FY as “foods subject to enhanced monitoring inspections.”


Rate of program implemented:60%


*1:Examples of tested substances

*2:The number of item-by-item programs planned of antibacterial substances, agricultural chemicals, etc.

Table 4. Items Subject to Enhanced Monitoring Inspections*1 (Apr-Sep 2011*2)
Country/Region Subject Foods Test Items
China Burdock roots Aldicarb sulfoxide, Chlorpyrifos, Phoxim
Eel Ivermectin, Frazolidone
Processed eel (frozen products, products broiled with source, products broiled without source only) Bacterial count, Coliform bacteria
Shrimp Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline
Ginger BHC, Chlorpyrifos
Immature beans Fenpropathrin. Buprofezin
Welsh onion Tebufenozide. Fipronil
Lychee Imazalil, diflubenzuron
Short-necked clam Chloramphenicol
Persimmon leaves (only those directly used for beverage) Carbendazim, thiophanate, thiophanate-methyl, benomyl
Sea urchin (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus*3
Sesame seeds 2, 4-D
Chinese mitten crab Furazolidone
Chicken Furaltadone
Milk, dairy products, and processed foods containing those as an ingredient Melamine
Carrot Methamidophos
Goby fish Chloramphenicol
Hatakena Dimethomorph
Broccoli Haloxyfop
Matsutake mashroom Chlorpyrifos
Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra) 4-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid
Boiled octopus Vibrio parahaemolyticus*4
Farmed shrimp and prawn Furazolidone
Royal jelly Chloramphenicol
Salad onion Pyrimethanil
USA Strawberry Propiconazole
Celery Bifenthrin
Parsley Chlorpyrifos
Red current Propiconazole
Lentil 2, 4-D
Thailand Shrimp Oxytetracycline, Sulfadiazine, Sulfadimethoxine, Furazolidone
Immature peas (limited to pod and snap beans) Fenbuconazole
Farmed shrimp and prawn Oxolinic acid
Frozen mango slices Propiconazole
India Cowpea Tebuconazole
Red pepper Ethion
Fermented tea Triazophos
South Korea Arch shells (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus*3
Jacknife clam Endosulfan
Sea urchin (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus*4
Egoma (Perilla frutescens」ar.’rutescens) Lufenuron
Tairagikai (Atrina pectinata) for raw consumption Vibrio parahaemolyticus*3
France Black currant Flusilazole
Lentil Piperonyl butoxide
Vietnam Shrimp Furaltadone
Spinach Chlorpyrifos, Dimethomorph
Belgium Chicory Thiabendazole
Spinach Boscalid
Indonesia Farmed shrimp and prawn Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline, Nitrofurantoin, Furazolidone
Ethiopia Coffee beans DDT, Chlordane, Heptachlor
Ghana Cacao beans Endosulfan, Chlorpyrifos, Pirimiphos-methyl
Venezuela Cacao beans Aflatoxin, Cypermethrin
Italy Almonds Aflatoxin
Ukraine Chicken Egg Furazolidone
Holland Celeriac Difenoconazole
Guatemala Coffee beans 2, 4-D
Sudan Sesame seeds Carbaryl
Taiwan Banana Acetamiprid
Chile Farm-raised salmon Oxytetracycline
Nigeria Cola nuts BHC
Pakistan Cumin seeds Iprobenfos
Philippines Boiled octopus Vibrio parahaemolyticus*3
Brazil Coffee beans Flutriafol
Bolivia Sesame seeds Aflatoxin
Myanmar Turmeric and processed turmeric products (limited to those using turmeric as a major ingredient and mixed spices containing turmeric at 10% or higher) Aflatoxin
Mexico Chicken Lasalocid

*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 2011).

*4 As a measure to enhance inspections during the summer period, 30% of import declarations were inspected (Jun-Oct 2011).

Table 5. Items Shifted to Inspection Orders (Apr-Sep 2011)
Country/Region Subject food Test Item
China Eel Furazolidone
Wood ears (Auricularia spp.) Chlorpyrifos
Tokobushi abalone (Sulculus diversicolor supertexta) Furazolidone
Mexico Avocado Methamidophos
Guava Cypermethrin
Iran Processed pistachio nuts Aflatoxin
Taiwan Farm-raised eel Furazolidone
Vietnam Shrimp Enrofloxacin
Table 6. Items Subject to Inspection Orders and Inspection Results (Apr-Sep 2011: Tentative)
Country/Region Main subject foods Main test items No. of tests No. of violations
All exporting countries
Peanut, Nuts, Chili pepper, etc. Aflatoxin 4,627 13
Beans containing cyanide, cassava Cyanide 310 3
Salted salmon roe Nitrite 213 0
Puffer fish Differentiations of fish species 2 1
(26 item)
Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Eel, etc. Furazolidone, Clenbuterol, Chlortetracycline, Malachite green, etc. 22,481 7
Vegetables, Fruits, Fish, etc.
(Welsh onion, Carrot, Oolong tea, Wood ears (Auricularia spp.), Bell pepper, etc.)
Aldicarb sulfoxide, Triadimenol, Triazophos, Chlorpyrifos, Difenoconazole, Pyrimethanil, etc. 14,756 11
Bivalves Paralytic shellfish poison, Diarrhetic shellfish toxin 3,086 3
All processed foods Cyclamic acid 388 3
Lotus seeds Aflatoxin 3 0
(11 item)
Vegetables, Fruit, etc.
(Green asparagus, Okura, Mango, Lemon grass, etc.)
EPN, Chlorpyrifos, Propiconazole, etc. 852 0
South Korea
(9 item)
Bivalves Paralytic shellfish poison, Diarrhetic shellfish toxin 351 2
Constricted tagelus, Freshwater clam, etc. Endosulfan, etc. 58 0
Red pepper, mini tomato, Paprika, etc. Ethoprophos, Fluquinconazole, Chlorpyrifos, etc. 43 0
(7 item)
Turmeric, Cassia seeds Aflatoxin 190 0
Vegetables, Fruit, etc.
(Mango, Cumin, etc.)
Chlorpyrifos, Profenofos, etc. 41 0
Farmed shrimp and prawn Frazolidone 10 0
(6 item)
Unheated meat products, etc. Listeria monocytogenes 249 3
Processed pistachio nuts Aflatoxin 30 0
(6 item)
Shrimp, Squid Enrofloxacin, Trifluralin, Chloramphenicol, etc. 10,777 20
Shrimp, Spinach, etc. Trifluralin, Indoxacarb 3,741 7
All processed foods Cyclamic acid 42 0
Others (31 countries, 1 region, total 44 item) 9,249 46
Total 71,499 119
Table 7. Major Examples of Enhanced Monitoring based on Overseas Information (Apr-Sep 2011)
Month of enhancement Subject country Subject food and details Background and status
June All exporting countries Fresh foods that are expected to be consumed without heating
(enterohemorrhagic E.coli O104)
Health hazards by an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E.coli O104 were confirmed in Europe and other regions. Monitoring inspections were carried out with a priority on the subject foods imported from the subject regions.
September Mexico Fresh papaya
(Salmonella contamination)
Salmonella contamination was found from fresh papayas imported to the U.S. and Canada from Mexico. Guidance was given to hold the cargo and to conduct tests for Salmonella where an import notification was made for fresh papayas.
September France All foods
(Nuclear accident)
An explosion accident occurred at a nuclear facility in the department of Gard, France. Guidance was given to hold the cargo where an import notification was made for foods exported from the applicable regions.
(Reference) Description of Key Terms Used in Results of Monitoring and Guidance
Term Description
Zinc Undesignated additive
Zinc amino acid chelate Undesignated additive
Nitrogen monoxide Additives (spray)
Acid blue Undesignated additive
Acid fast red E Undesignated additive
Potassium nitrite Undesignated additive
Nitrite Additives (coloring agent)
Zinc ascorbate Undesignated additive
Magnesium asparaginate Undesignated additive
Acesulfame potassium Additives (sweetener)
Acetamiprid Agricultural chemical (neonicotinoid insecticide)
Acetochlor Agricultural chemical (anilide herbicide)
Acetone Additives (manufacturing agent)
Acephate Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Sodium selenite Undesignated additive
Azorubin Undesignated additive
Atrazine Agricultural chemical (organochlorine herbicide)
Aflatoxin Fungal toxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus, etc.
Ametryn Agricultural chemical (triazine herbicide)
Alachlor Agricultural chemical (carboxyl amide herbicide)
Argon Undesignated additive
Aldicarb sulfoxide Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Sodium aluminosilicate Undesignated additive
Sodium benzoate Additives (preservative)
Benzoic acid Additives (preservative)
Isoprothiolane Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Isopropyl alcohol Additives (flavoring agent)
Carbon monoxide Undesignated additive
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.
Iprobenfos Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Ivermectin Veterinary drug (control agent of endoparasites)
Imazalil Additives (antifungal agent)
Imidacloprid Agricultural chemical (chlorinicotinyl insecticide)
Indoxacarb Agricultural chemical (oxadiazon insecticide)
Ester gum Additives (chewing gum base)
Ethion Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Ethyl acetone Undesignated additive
Ethyl cellulose Undesignated additive
Ethyl methyl ketone Undesignated additive
Ethylene Undesignated additive
Ethylene oxide Undesignated additive
Ethylene glycol Undesignated additive
Disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate Additives (antioxidant)
Calcium disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate Additives (antioxidant)
Ethoprophos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Calcium chloride Additives (enhancer)
Chromic chloride Undesignated additive
Choline chloride Undesignated additive
Stannous chloride Undesignated additive
Methyl chloride Undesignated additive
Methylene chloride Undesignated additive
Endosulfan Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
Endrin Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
Enrofloxacin Veterinary drug (new quinolone synthetic antibacterial agent)
Oxytetracycline Veterinary drug (tetracycline antibiotic)
Oxolinic acid Veterinary drug (synthetic antimicrobial (quinolone)
Orange II Undesignated additive
Peracetic acid Undesignated additive
Hydrogen peroxide Additives (Bactericide, bleaching agent)
Calcium (amino acid chelate) Undesignated additive
Carbaryl Agricultural chemical (carbamate insecticide)
Carbendazim, Thiophanate, Thiophanate-Methyl and Benomyl (Total sum of carbendazim, etc.) Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Carboxymethylcellulose Undesignated additive
Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose Additives (thickening stabilizer)
Calmin Undesignated additive
Carminic acid aluminium lake Undesignated additive
Quinalphos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Quinoline yellow Undesignated additive
Zinc citrate Undesignated additive
Chromium citrate Undesignated additive
Vanadium citrate Undesignated additive
Green B Undesignated additive
Glycerin behenic acid ester Undesignated additive
Glyphosate Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous herbicide)
Glucuronolactone Undesignated additive
Ferric gluconate Additives (Enhancer)
Ferrous gluconate Additives (color stabilizer)
Glutamine-α-ketoglutaric acid Undesignated additive
Clenbuterol Veterinary drug (breeding agent)
Croscarmellose Undesignated additive
Croscarmellose sodium Undesignated additive
Chromium amino acid chelate Undesignated additive
Chromium picolinate Undesignated additive
Chromium polynicotinate Undesignated additive
Chrome (amino acid chelate) Undesignated additive
Chloramphenicol Veterinary drug (chloramphenicol antibiotic)
Chlortetracycline Veterinary drug (tetracycline antibiotic)
Chlordane Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
Chlorpyrifos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Chlorfenvinphos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Chlorpropham Agricultural chemical (carbamate herbicide)
Aluminum sodium silicate Undesignated additive
Magnesium silicate Undesignated additive
Aluminum potassium silicate Undesignated additive
Aluminum sodium silicate Undesignated additive
Diarrhetic shellfish toxin Shellfish poison (mainly refers to toxins produced by a harmful plankton accumulated in clams, toxic clams cause diarrhetic poisoning)
Synthetic taurine Undesignated additive
D-α-tocopherol succinate Undesignated additive
Cochineal aluminium lake Undesignated additive
Tocopherol succinate Undesignated additive
Cobalt 60 Radioactive substance
Choline chloride Undesignated additive
Choline bitartrate Undesignated additive
Sodium cyclamate Undesignated additive
Cyclamic acid Undesignated additive
Ethyl acetate Additives (flavoring agent)
Tocopherol acetate Undesignated additive
Saccharin Additives (sweetener)
Saccharin sodium Additives (sweetener)
Salmonella bacteria Pathogenic microorganism (Bacteria widely occurring in natural environments. They mainly contaminate chicken eggs and meat to cause stomachache, diarrhea, and fever)
Zinc oxide Undesignated additive
Iron oxide Undesignated additive
Iron (II/III) oxide Additives (coloring agent)
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)
Sodium dichloroisocyanurate Undesignated additive
Dichloromethane Undesignated additive
Dichlone Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Dicofol Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
Dinotefuran Agricultural chemical (neonicotinoid insecticide)
Difenoconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Cyfluthrin Agricultural chemical (pyrethroid insecticide)
Diflubenzuron Agricultural chemical (insect growth inhibitor)
Cypermethrin Agricultural chemical (pyrethroid insecticide)
Dimethomorph Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Chlorine bitartrate Undesignated additive
Potassium nitrate Additives (coloring agent)
Sodium nitrate Additives (coloring agent)
Brominated oils Undesignated additive
Food coloring blue 1 Additives (coloring agent)
Food coloring Yellow 4 Additives (coloring agent)
Sucralose Additives (sweetener)
Potassium stearate Undesignated additive
Magnesium stearate Additives (Enhancer)
Sodium stearolyl lactylate Undesignated additive
Sulfadiazine Synthetic antimicrobial (sulfur agent)
Sulphadimidine Synthetic antimicrobial (sulfur agent)
Sulfamethoxazole Synthetic antimicrobial (sulfur agent)
Selenium amino acid chelate Undesignated additive
Sodium selenate Undesignated additive
Sodium sorbate Undesignated additive
Sorbic acid Additives (preservative)
Potassium sorbate Additives (preservative)
Dioxins Term collectively refers to three kinds of substances: polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDD), polychlorinated dibenzofuran (PCDF), and coplanar PCB
Talc Additives (gum base)
Calcium carbonate Additives (leavening agent)
Potassium bicarbonate Undesignated additive
Thiamethoxam Agricultural chemical (neonicotinoid insecticide)
Thiabendazole Additives (antifungal agent), Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
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) O26, O104, O111 and O157, etc. 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.)
Dieldrin Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Deoxynivalenol Mycotoxin produced by fusarenon-X of the fusarium genus known as a pathogenic bacteria for fusarium head blight
Tetracycline Veterinary drug (tetracycline antibiotic)
Tebuconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Tebufenozide Agricultural chemical (benzoyl hydrazide insecticide)
Terbufos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Sodium carboxymethylstarch Additives (thickening stabilizer)
Sodium copper chlorophyllin Additives (coloring)
Copper chlorophyll Additives (coloring)
Triadimenol Agricultural chemical (phenoxy fungicide)
Triazophos Agricultural chemical (phenoxy insecticide)
Trifluralin Agricultural chemical (dinitroaniline herbicide)
Tolfenpyrad Agricultural chemical (pyrazole insecticide)
Nisin Additives (preservative)
Sodium ethoxide Undesignated additive
Natamycin Additives (used in food manufacture)
Sulfur dioxide Additives (antioxidant)
Chlorine dioxide Additives (wheat flour treating agent)
Silicon dioxide Additives (manufacturing agent)
Nitrofurans Term collectively refers to nitrofuran synthetic antimicrobial that is used as veterinary drug
Zinc lactate Additives (used in food manufacture)
Potassium lactate Undesignated additive
Patulin Mycotoxin produced by fungi of the genus Penicillium, Aspergillus, etc.
Patent blue V Undesignated additive
Vanadium Undesignated additive
P-hydroxy benzoic acid methyl Undesignated additive
Parathion-methyl Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Haloxyfop Agricultural chemical (herbicide)
Sodium hyaluronate Undesignated additive
Biotin Additives (enhancer)
Chromium picolinate Undesignated additive
Vitamin K1 Undesignated additive
Bifenazate Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Bifenthrin Agricultural chemical (pyrethroid insecticide)
Hypromellose Undesignated additive
Piperonyl butoxide Agricultural chemical, Veterinary drug (insect repellent)
Sunflower lecithin Undesignated additive
Pyraclostrobin Agricultural chemical (strobilurin fungicide)
Pyridaben Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Pyridalyl Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Pirimiphos-methyl Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Pyrimethanil Agricultural chemical (aminopyrimidine fungicide)
Fipronil Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Fenitrothion Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Fenvalerate Agricultural chemical (pyrethroid insecticide)
Fenbuconazole Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Fenpropathrin Agricultural chemical (pyrethroid insecticide)
Butyl alcohols Additives (flavoring)
Buprofezin Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Ferrous fumarate Undesignated additive
Brown HT Undesignated additive
Furazolidone Veterinary drug (Nitrofuran synthetic antimicrobial); generates AOZ when metabolized
Black PN Undesignated additive
Furaltadone Veterinary drug (nitrofuran synthetic antimicrobial); generates AMOZ when metabolized
Brilliant black BN Undesignated additive
Fluazifop Agricultural chemical (phenoxy acid herbicide)
Fluquinconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Fludioxonil Agricultural chemical (antifungal agent)
Flusilazole Agricultural chemical (heterocyclic fungicide)
Flutriafol Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Procymidone Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Prothiofos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Flonicamid Agricultural chemical (piridine carboxamide insecticide)
Propionic acid Additives (preservative)
Propiconazole Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Propylene glycol Additives (solvent)
Profenofos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Bromopropylate Agricultural chemical (dust mite exterminator)
Hexaconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Hexamethylenetetramine Undesignated additive
Hexane Additives (oil and fat extraction agent)
Red 7 Undesignated additive
Heptachlor Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
Permethrin Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Benzylpenicillin Veterinary drug (β lactam antibiotic)
Boric acid Undesignated additive
Phoxim Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Boscalid Agricultural chemical (anilide fungicide)
Polyethylene glycol Undesignated additive
Polysorbate Additives (emulsifier)
Polyvinyl alcohol Undesignated additive
Polyvinylpyrrolidone Undesignated additive
Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone Additives (filtering aiding gent)
Magnesium amino acid chelate Undesignated additive
Paralytic shellfish poison 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)
Manganese amino acid chelate Undesignated additive
Mannitol Additives (anti-adhesive)
Acide metatatrique Undesignated additive
Sodium metavanadate Undesignated additive
Methanol Colorless liquid with ethyl-alcohol-like aroma; strongly toxic
Methamidophos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Methyl cyanocobalamin Undesignated additive
Metconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Melamine A chemical substance used as a primary raw material of melamine resins
Monocrotophos Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Molybdenum Undesignated additive
Molybdenum amino acid chelate Undesignated additive
Ammonium molybdate Undesignated additive
Sodium molybdate Undesignated additive
Iodized salt (sodium iodide) Salt added with iodine, which is undesignated additive
Potassium iodide Undesignated additive
Potassium iodate Undesignated additive
Sodium lauryl sulfate Undesignated additive
Lasalocid Veterinary drug
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.)
Copper sulfate Additives (enhancer)
Zinc sulfate Additives (enhancer)
Potassium sulfate Undesignated additive
Manganese sulfate Undesignated additive
Nickel sulfate Undesignated additive
Liquid paraffin Additives (mold-releasing agent)
Magnesium hydrogenphosphate Undesignated additive
Sodium aliminumphosphate Undesignated additive
Lufenuron Agricultural chemical (dust mite exterminator)
Leucomalachite green Metabolite of malachite green (a veterinary drug)
2, 4-D Agricultural chemical (phenoxy acid herbicide)
4-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid Agricultural chemical (growth regulating agent)
AMOZ Metabolite of furaltadone (nitrofurans synthetic antimicrobial agent)
AOZ Metabolite of furazolidone (nitrofurans synthetic antimicrobial agent)
A-type hepatitis A-type hepatitis belongs to genus Hepatovirus in the family of picorna virus; become infected by consuming contaminated water, ice, vegetables and fruits, and fish and shellfish without heating.
BHA Additives (antioxidant)
BHC Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
BHT Additives (antioxidant)
BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) An indolent malignant central neurological disease in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain tissues and symptoms including astasia.
DDT Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)
D-α-tocopheryl succinate Undesignated additive
EPN Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
L-arginine hydrochloride Undesignated additive
L-Cysteine hydrochloride Additives (antioxidant)
L-norvaline Undesignated additive
N-Acetyl-L-glutamine Undesignated additive
MCPA Agricultural chemical (phenoxy herbicide)
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
β-apo carotenal Undesignated additive
γ-BHC (Lindane) Agricultural chemical (organochlorine insecticide)

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