Food is essential for people to maintain sustinable and healthy livings.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) formulates and implements various food safety policies based on scientific principles in collaboration with many relevant bodies including consumers, food business operators and other stakeholders from various fields.
Food Sanitation Act Amendment
The amendment of the Food Sanitation Act was promulgated on June 2018.
Procedures and requirements for importing food in Japan, Annual Imported foods monitoring and guidance plan
Information on Maximum regulatory limits, Instruction to Restrict Distribution/Cancellation, Monitoring tests results
Specifications and Standards, Application for designation of food additives
Information on positive list system, Analytical methods, Guidelines for Import Tolerance application
Food poisoning statistics, Information on preventing food poisoning
Procedures for food safety assessment, the list of products undergone evaluation
Information on measures regarding BSE(Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) for cattle meat
Specifications and Standards, Guidelines for safety assurance in the manufacture
Measures to ensure safety of "health foods" for consumers
Implementation guides for business operators to introduce a food hygiene control system "HACCP"(Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)
Measures to control contaminants such as methyl mercury, cadmium, dioxins in foods
Pamphlet and Leaflet
Acts and Regulations
- Laws and Notifications search
- Food Sanitation Act
- Order for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act
- Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act
- Ministerial Ordinace on Milk and Milk products Concerning Compositional Standards, etc.
- Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, etc. Under the Food Sanitation Act (Abstract)