Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Notice No. 0330 Article 1 of the Office of
Import Food Safety
March 30, 2020

To: Head of each Quarantine Station

From: Head of the Office of Import Food Safety,
Food Inspection and Safety Division,

Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau
(Seal Omitted)

Implementation of Inspection Orders based on Section 3, Article 26 of the Food Sanitation Law

Inspection orders for FY 2020 shall be implemented as follows. We ask for your understanding and to the business concerned accordingly.

1. Implementation period

April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

2. Targets and details of inspection orders

All import declarations shall be inspected by registered inspection institutions targeting the foods specified in Appendix 1, in accordance with the provisions for each inspection item for each declaration.

The separate indications in Conditions of Appendix 1 are described in Appendix 2-1, 2-2 and 3, for foods subject to inspection orders, foods not subject to inspection orders and forms of certificates, respectively.

3. Other precautions

When inspecting import food declarations not listed in Appendix 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 Division for Environmental Health and Food Safety.

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