Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Office of Import 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 2012

Interim Report

December 2012
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 2012 (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 Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan in 2012 (hereinafter, “the plan”). The plan 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 plan 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 plan.

This document presents an outline of the implementation status of the monitoring and instruction for imported foods, etc., conducted in accordance with the plan, for the period April to September 2012.

Reference: Website on “Safety of Imported Food”

Safety of Imported Food

2. Overview of the Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan for FY 2012

(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 2012 (Interim Report: Tentative)

Looking at the declarations, inspections and violations made from April through September of 2012 (Table 1), there were 1,107,698 [1,039,214] declarations, and the weight of declared items was 12,276,000 [13,175,000] tons.

Inspections were carried out on 117,456 items (there were inspection orders on 44,962 items, monitoring on 30,895 items, and voluntary inspections on 48,702 items) [119,075 items (inspection orders on 52,811 items, monitoring on 28,367 items, and voluntary inspections on 37,897 items)]. Of these, 492 cases [619 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 340 instances, followed by violations of Article 6, which is related to contamination with hazardous or toxic substances such as aflatoxin, in 103 instances, violations of Article 10, which is related to restrictions on the sale of additives, in 41 instances, violations of Article 18, which is related to standards for apparatus or containers and packaging, in 25 instances, violations of Article 18 (applied mutatis mutandis to Article 62) of the Act, which is related to standards for toys, in 7 instances, and violations of Article 9, which is related to non-attachment of sanitary certificates of meat or meat products, in 1 instances.

Records of monitoring in FY 2012 (Table 3) show that, out of a total of 89,959 planned inspections, 53,904 were actually conducted (That’s an implementation rate of about 60%). Of these, a total of 94 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, 2012, inspection orders had been applied to 17 items from all exporting countries and 76 items from 23 countries and 1 region. The record of inspection orders (Table 6) shows that a total of 66,600 inspection orders were conducted and, of these, steps were taken for their re-shipment or disposal, etc. based on 120 violations of the Act.

Based on information from overseas on such topics as 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 2012 for issues such as fatal incidents involving those who took UK-made sorbitol in Italy, the detection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157 from beef in Australia, and the occurrence of norovirus food poisoning after consuming South Korean bivalves in USA and Taiwan (Table 7).

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

Table 1. Notification, Inspection and Violation Statuses (Apr-Sep 2012: Tentative)
No. of Notifications
(cases) *1
Amount of Import
(1,000 tons) *1
No. of Inspections *2 (cases) Percentage *3
No. of Violations
Percentage *3
1,107,698 12,276 117,456
(44,962) *4
10.6 492 0.04
(previous FY)
13,175 119,075 11.5 619 0.06

*1 Cargoes of planned Import System (excluding time of first importation.) are not included.

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

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

*4 Figures relate to inspection orders

Table 2. Major Violation Cases (Apr-Sep 2012: Tentative)
Violated Article No. of Violations (cases) Proportion
Major Violations
Article 6 (Distribution of prohibited foods and additives) 103 19.9 Aflatoxin contamination in corn, peanuts, pearl-barley, pistachio nuts, almonds, etc.; contamination with puffer fish without sufficient viscera removal; detection of diarrhetic shellfish toxin; detection of cyanide; detection of Listeria monocytogenes in unheated meat products; decay, deterioration and fungus formation due to accidents during the transport of rice, wheat, soybeans, etc.; and detection of Kudoa septempunctata spores from flounder
Article 9 (Limitation on distribution, etc. of diseased meat, etc. ) 1 0.2 Non-attachment of hygiene certificate
Article 10 (Limitation on distribution, etc. of additives, etc. ) 41 7.9 Use of undesignated additives (TBHQ, azorubin, sodium metasilicate, quinoline yellow, patent blue V, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, cyclamic acid, choline bitartrate, boric acid, β-apo-8'-carotenal, sunflower lecithin)
Article 11 (Standards and specifications for foods and additives) 340 65.8 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)
25 4.8 Violation of specifications/standards for instruments and containers/packages; violation of specification for raw materials.

Article 62 (Mutatis mutandis as applied to toys, etc. ) 7 1.4 Violation of specifications for toys or their raw materials.
Total 517 (total) *1
492 (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 2012: 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. 2,178 1,096 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,879 1,019 0
Standards for constituents 790 416 0
Exposure to radiation 29 22 0
Removal of SRM 3,000 2,818 0
Processed livestock foods
Natural cheeses, meat products, ice cream, frozen products (meat products), and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,123 1,269 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 1,074 832 0
Additives 1,366 995 0
Standards for constituents 2,931 1,561 2
Seafood products
Bivalves, fish, shellfish (shrimps, prawns, crabs) and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 2,692 1,628 7
Residual agricultural chemicals 2,663 1,591 2
Additives 177 89 0
Standards for constituents 780 804 1
Exposure to radiation 29 13 0
Processed seafoods
Processed fish products (fillet, dried or minced fish, etc. ), frozen food (seafood, fish), processed fish roe products, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 3,817 2,577 4
Residual agricultural chemicals 3,192 2,483 0
Additives 1,603 1,286 0
Standards for constituents 4,658 3,526 17
Exposure to radiation 5 5 0
Agricultural foods
Vegetables, fruit, wheat, barley, corn, beans, peanuts, nuts, seeds, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 1,510 1,289 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 12,546 7,434 32
Additives 1,074 600 1
Standards for constituents 1,570 998 1
Mycotoxins 2,388 1,505 1
GMOs 354 171 0
Exposure to radiation 119 64 0
Processed agricultural foods
Frozen products (processed vegetables), processed vegetable products, processed fruit products, spices, instant noodles, and other products
Antibacterial substances, etc. 299 268 0
Residual agricultural chemicals 9,557 5,560 10
Additives 4,101 2,869 2
Standards for constituents 2,413 1,502 6
Mycotoxins 2,923 1,487 1
GMOs 128 36 0
Exposure to radiation 424 220 0
Other foods
Health foods, soups, flavourings, seasonings, sweets, edible oils, fat, frozen products, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 715 545 2
Additives 3,523 1,899 2
Standards for constituents 926 411 1
Mycotoxins 895 541 0
Exposure to radiation - 2 0
Drinks and beverages
Mineral water, soft drinks,
alcoholic beverages, and other products
Residual agricultural chemicals 358 279 0
Additives 1,015 668 1
Standards for constituents 776 513 0
Mycotoxins 118 71 0
Equipment, containers and packages
Standards for constituents 2,241 942 1
Total (number)
5,000 was added to the No. of Programs Planned in FY as “foods subject to enhanced monitoring inspections. ”
89,959 53,904
Rate of program

*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 2012 *2)
Country/Region Subject Foods Test Items
China Broccoli Acetochlor, haloxyfop
Sea urchin (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus *3
Oolong tea Triazophos
Bullfrog Enrofloxacin
Green soybeans Haloxyfop
Wood ear mushroom Chlorfenapyr
Komatsuna ( Brassica rapa var. peruviridis) Indoxacarb
Japanese pepper fruit Aflatoxin
Shiitake mushrooms Acetochlor
Soft-shelled turtle Enrofloxacin
Carrot Acephate
Potato Haloxyfop
Bell pepper Pyrimethanil
Kidney beans Cyromazine
Immature peas Chlorpyrifos
Green tea Triazophos
Lychee Paclobutrazol
Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) Pyrimethanil
Thailand Immature peas Difenoconazole, Cypermethrin, Tetraconazole, Flusilazole
Feverweed ( Eryngium foetidum ) Cypermethrin, Buprofezin
Puk whan ( Sauropus spp. ) EPN, Ametryn
Red chili Cypermethrin
Cassod tree leaf ( Senna siamea ) Buprofezin
Alpinia galanga Chlorpyrifos
Wild Betal ( Piper sarmentosum ) Haloxyfop
Water mimosa Triazophos
South Korea Arch shells (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus *4
Eel Enrofloxacin
Food Dichlorvos
Tairagikai ( Atrina pectinata ) (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus *4
Taiwan Bullfrog Flumequine, Chloramphenicol
Garlic chive flower Profenofos
Farm-raised eel Furazolidone
Italy Parsley Difenoconazole
Spring onion Chlorpyrifos
Radish Boscalid
Philippines Sea urchin (for raw consumption) Vibrio parahaemolyticus *4
Pineapple Fenitrothion
Boiled octopus Vibrio parahaemolyticus *5
USA Celery Fenamidone
Soybeans Thiamethoxam
Blueberry Malathion
Vietnam Tilapia Enrofloxacin
Spinach Indoxacarb
Immature peas Acephate
India Turmeric Aflatoxin
Mango Chlorpyrifos
Australia Pollens Tetracycline antibiotic
Beef Enterohemorrhagic E. coli
Spain Wild strawberry Bupirimate
Unheated meat products Listeria monocytogenes
France Chicory Metalaxyl and Mefenoxam
Food *6 Radioactive substance
Cameroon Cacao beans Chlorpyrifos, Cypermethrin
Indonesia Immature peas Difenoconazole
Uganda Sesame seeds Bendiocarb
Ethiopia Coffee beans γ-BHC
Guatemala Sesame seeds Imidacloprid
Colombia Pitahaya (Dragon fruit) Tebuconazole
Germany Horseradish Difenoconazole
Turkey Hazelnuts Aflatoxin
Nigeria Sesame seeds Aflatoxin
Bolivia Sesame seeds Haloxyfop
Mexico Coffee beans 2,4-D

*1 In 2012, enhanced monitoring inspections, which are to be implemented after a violation has been detected, were usually 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 or within 1 year, 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 (Apr-Oct 2012).

*4 As a measure to enhance inspections during the summer period, all (100%) import declarations were inspected (June-Oct 2012).

*5 As a measure to enhance inspections during the summer period, 30% of import declarations were inspected (June-Oct 2012)

*6 Foods designated in Notice No. 0329 Article 1 of the Office of Imported Food Safety and Notice No. 0329 Article 1 of the Office of Port Health Administration, "Regarding guidance for monitoring of imported foods related to nuclear power plant accident in former Soviet Union" issued on March 29, 2012.

Table 5. Items Shifted to Inspection Orders (Apr-Sep 2012)
Country/Region Subject food Test Item
China Green soybeans Difenoconazole
Chinese pepper ( Zanthoxylum bungeanum ) Aflatoxin
Food (limited to manufacturers) Cyclamic acid
Sea urchin for raw consumption (limited to manufacturers) Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Bivalves (limited to short-necked clam, Jackknife clam and clam) Prometryn
India Chickpea Glyphosate
Farmed shrimp and prawn Ethoxyquin
Vietnam Food (limited to manufacturers) Cyclamic acid
Farmed shrimp and prawn Ethoxyquin
Italy Unheated meat product (limited to manufacturers) Listeria monocytogenes
Ghana Cacao beans Imidacloprid
South Korea Farmed flounder (limited to farmers) Kudoa septempunctata
Spain Unheated meat product (limited to manufacturers) Listeria monocytogenes
Thailand Holly basil ( Ocimum tenuiflorum ) EPN
France Natural cheese (limited to manufacturers) Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O103
USA Blueberry Methoxyfenozide
Table 6. Items Subject to Inspection Orders and Inspection Results (Apr-Sep 2012: Tentative)
Country/Region Main subject foods Main test items No. of
No. of
All exporting countries
(17 items)
Peanut, Almond, Chili pepper, etc. Aflatoxin 5,289 35
Salted salmon roe Nitrite 268 0
Beans containing cyanide, Cassava Cyanide 246 4
Puffer fish Differentiations of fish species 1 0
(28 items)
Chicken, Pork, Eel, Shrimp, Soft-shelled turtle, etc. Furazolidone, Clenbuterol, Chlortetracycline, Malachite green, Sulfamethoxazole, etc. 18,657 3
Vegetables, Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, etc.
(Carrot, Welsh Onion, Spinach, Peanut, Bivalves, etc. )
Aldicarb sulfoxide, Triadimenol, Prometryn, Dieldrin (including Aldrin), Endrin, etc. 10,804 10
Bivalves Paralytic shellfish poison, Diarrhetic shellfish toxin 3,572 1
All processed foods Cyclamic acid 479 0
Chinese pepper ( Zanthoxylum bungeanum ), White pepper Aflatoxin 25 1
South Korea
(11 items)
Bivalves Paralytic shellfish poison, Diarrhetic shellfish toxin 256 0
Eel Oxolinic acid, Ofloxacin 28 1
Green chili, Freshwater clam Simeconazole, Endosulfan 6 0
(9 items)
Okura, Mango, Green asparagus, Alpinia galangal , Kaffir lime leaves, Banana, etc. EPN, Chlorpyrifos, Profenofos, Propiconazole, Cypermethrin, etc. 713 2
(6 items)
Farmed shrimp and prawn Furazolidone, Ethoxyquin 683 15
Cumin seeds, Chickpea, Red pepper, Black tea, etc. Profenofos, Glyphosate, Triazophos, Hexaconazole, etc. 67 3
Cassia seeds Aflatoxin 39 0
(6 items)
Farm-raised eel, carrot Fenitrothion, Methamidophos, Acephate 579 0
Farm-raised eel Furazolidone 230 0
All processed foods Cyclamic acid 37 0
Others (19 countries, total 39 items) 24,031 43
Total 66,600 120
Table 7. Major Examples of Enhanced Monitoring based on Overseas Information (Apr-Sep 2012)
Month of
Subject food and details Background and status
April UK Additives manufactured by Mistral Laboratory Chemicals and UK-produced foods containing them Mistral Laboratory Chemicals of UK was reported to be involved in the fatal incidents of those who took sorbitol in Italy. Guidance was given to hold the cargo and inform MHLW where an import notification was made for additives manufactured by this company or UK-produced foods containing them.
April China Gelatin and foods containing gelatin
(may contain chromium)
Medical capsules produced using industrial gelatin was recalled in China. Guidance was given to postpone the import of potentially contaminated products indicated by the Chinese government where an import notification was made for such products.
June Australia Beef (including viscera)
(May be contaminated with Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157)
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157 was detected from beef in Australia. Regarding beef processed in the relevant facility, guidance was given to carry out voluntary inspections for those processed before a specified date and to enhance monitoring inspections for those processed after the specified date.
June South Korea Bivalves
(May be contaminated with Norovirus)
Norovirus food poisoning occurred after consuming South Korean bivalves in the USA and Taiwan, and an import ban and recall measures were taken in the USA. Guidance was given to postpone the import of bivalves from the relevant sea areas and to carry out voluntary inspections for bivalves from other sea areas.
July Italy Confectionaries
(May contain foreign matter)
Snack foods potentially containing foreign matter were recalled in Italy. Guidance was given to return shipments where an import notification was made for the recalled products.
July South Korea Galactooligosaccharide
(May be contaminated with Salmonella Oranienburg )
Salmonella food poisoning occurred after consuming South Korean galactooligosaccharide in Russia. Guidance was given to postpone the import of the recalled products where an import notification was made for such products.
July France Soft and semi-soft type natural cheese
(May be contaminated with Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O103)
Goat milk cheese was contaminated with Enterohemorrhagic E. coli O103 in France. Guidance was given to apply inspection orders to the relevant manufacturers.
August Germany Passion fruit powder
(May contain benzalkonium chloride)
Passion fruit powder from which benzalkonium chloride had been detected was voluntarily recalled in Germany. Guidance was given to return shipments where an import notification was made for the recalled products.
September Czech Republic Alcoholic drinks
(May contain methanol)
In Czech Republic, the sale of drinks containing 20% or more alcohol is banned due to the occurrence of methanol intoxication. Guidance was given to voluntarily inspect every import of drinks containing 20% or more alcohol for the absence of methanol.
September USA Roasted peanuts, Peanut butter, Peanut paste, Almond butter, Cashew butter, Tahini (sesame seed paste)
(May be contaminated with Salmonella )
Salmonella food poisoning occurred in USA. Guidance was given to return shipments where an import notification was made for the recalled products.
(Reference) A description of key terms in the interim report
Term Description
Nitrite Additives (coloring agent)
Acetochlor Agricultural chemical (anilide herbicide)
Acephate Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Azorubin Undesignated additive
Aflatoxin Fungal toxin (produced by the fungus Aspergillus , etc. )
Ametryn Agricultural chemical (triazine herbicide)
Aldicarb sulfoxide Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Sodium benzoate Additives (preservative)
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.
Imidacloprid Agricultural chemical (chloronicotinyl insecticide)
Indoxacarb Agricultural chemical (oxadiazon insecticide)
Ethoxyquin Agricultural chemical・feed additives (growth regulator・antioxidant)
Benzalkonium chloride Surfactant (used as invert soap, etc. )
Endosulfan Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Endrin Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Enrofloxacin Veterinary drug (new quinolone synthetic antibacterial agent)
Oxolinic acid Veterinary drug (quinolone synthetic antibacterial agent)
Ofloxacin Veterinary drug (new quinolone synthetic antibacterial agent)
Galactooligosaccharide An oligosaccharide mainly constituted by galactose units
Quinoline yellow Undesignated additive
Glyphosate Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous herbicide)
Clenbuterol Veterinary drug (breeding agent)
Chromium A metal element
Chloramphenicol Veterinary drug (Chloramphenicol antibiotic)
Chlortetracycline Veterinary drug (Tetracycline antibiotic)
Chlorpyrifos Agricultural chemical  (organophosphorous insecticide)
Chlorfenapyr Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Planned Import System A certain food or related item is planed to be imported repeatedly, an import plan can be submitted at the time of the first import. When the plan is found satisfactory, the submission of import notification is exempted for a certain period.
Diarrhetic shellfish toxin Shellfish poison (mainly refers to toxins produced by a harmful plankton accumulated in clams)
Cyclamic acid Undesignated additive
Salmonella spp. Pathogenic microorganism (bacteria widely occurring in natural environments. They mainly contaminate chicken eggs and meat to cause stomachache, diarrhea and fever)
Cyanide Harmful or poisonous compound (Cyanide-related compounds (e. g. , cyanogenic glycoside) found in vegetables such as some varieties of beans)
Dichlorvos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Difenoconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Cypermethrin Agricultural chemical (pyrethroid insecticide)
Simeconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Choline bitartrate Undesignated additive
Cyromazine Agricultural chemical (heterocyclic insecticide)
Sulfamethoxazole Synthetic antimicrobial (sulfur agent)
Sorbitol Additives (sweetener)
Sorbic acid Additives (preservative)
Thiamethoxam Agricultural chemical (neonicotinoid insecticide)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus Pathogenic microorganism (A bacterium living in seawater (estuaries, coastal areas, etc. ) that commonly contaminates fish and shellfish, and causes abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, fever and vomiting)
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli Pathogenic microorganism (A bacterium that normally lives in the intestines of animals. It contaminates foods and drinking water by way of feces and urine, and causes acute abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea together with large amounts of fresh blood after early cold-like symptoms)
Dieldrin (including Aldrin) Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide)
Deoxynivalenol Mycotoxin (produced by a fungus of Fusarium genus)
Tetraconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Tetracycline antibiotic General name for antibiotics having a particular spectrum, e. g. oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline, tetracycline, etc.
Tebuconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Triadimenol Agricultural chemical (phenoxy fungicide)
Triazophos Agricultural chemical (phenoxy insecticide)
Sulfur dioxide Additives (antioxidant)
Norovirus Pathogenic microorganism (A virus that is orally infected via hands, foods, etc. and propagates in human digestive tracts. It causes vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. )
Paclobutrazol Agricultural chemical (triazole plant growth regulator)
Patulin Mycotoxin (produced by fungi of the genus Penicillium , Aspergillus , etc. )
Patent blue V Undesignated additive
P-hydroxy benzoic acid methyl Undesignated additive
Haloxyfop Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous herbicide)
Sunflower lecithin Undesignated additive
Pyrimethanil Agricultural chemical (aminopyrimidine fungicide)
Fenitrothion Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Fenamidone Agricultural chemical (imidazoline fungicide)
Bupirimate Agricultural chemical (fungicide)
Buprofezin Agricultural chemical (heterocyclic fungicide)
Furazolidone Veterinary drug (nitrofuran synthetic antimicrobial), generates AOZ when metabolized
Flusilazole Agricultural chemical (heterocyclic fungicide)
Flumequine Veterinary drug (quinolone antibacterial agent)
Propiconazole Agricultural chemical (heterocyclic fungicide)
Profenofos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Prometryn Agricultural chemical (triazine herbicide)
Hexaconazole Agricultural chemical (triazole fungicide)
Bendiocarb Agricultural chemical (carbamate insecticide)
Boric acid Undesignated additive
Boscalid Agricultural chemical  (heterocyclic fungicide)
Paralytic shellfish poison Shellfish poison (mainly refers to toxins produced by a harmful plankton accumulated in clams)
Malachite green Veterinary drug (triphenylmethane synthetic antibacterial agent)
Malathion Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Sodium metasilicate Undesignated additive
Methanol An alcohol used as an organic solvent, etc.
Methamidophos Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Metalaxyl and Mefenoxam Agricultural chemical (anilide fungicide)
Methoxyfenozide Agricultural chemical (insecticide)
Listeria monocytogenes Pathogenic microorganism (A normal flora in the natural environment that contaminates milk products and processed meat products, and causes influenza-like symptoms including tiredness and fever)
2,4-D Agricultural chemical (phenoxy acid herbicide)
EPN Agricultural chemical (organophosphorus insecticide)
Kudoa septempunctata A parasite causing food poisoning (Myxosporidia)
TBHQ Undesignated additive
β-apo-8'-carotenal Undesignated additive
γ-BHC Agricultural chemical (organophosphorous insecticide), γ-BHC with a purity of 99% or higher is known as lindane

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