健康・医療Food Safety

 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.

 
 
 

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Food Sanitation Act Amendment

The amendment of the Food Sanitation Act was promulgated on June 2018.  

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Section

Imported Food Safety

Procedures and requirements for importing food in Japan, Annual Imported foods monitoring and guidance plan

Radioactive Materials in Food

Information on Maximum regulatory limits, Instruction to Restrict Distribution/Cancellation, Monitoring tests results

Food Additives

Specifications and Standards, Application for designation of food additives

Agricultural Chemical Residues in Foods

Information on positive list system, Analytical methods, Guidelines for Import Tolerance application

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning statistics, Information on preventing food poisoning

Foods Produced by Recombinant DNA Techniques

Procedures for food safety assessment, the list of products undergone evaluation

BSE-related information

Information on measures regarding BSE(Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) for cattle meat

Utensils, Containers and Packaging

Specifications and Standards, Guidelines for safety assurance in the manufacture

Health Foods

Measures to ensure safety of "health foods" for consumers

HACCP

Implementation guides for business operators to introduce a food hygiene control system "HACCP"(Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)

Contaminants in Foods

Measures to control contaminants such as methyl mercury, cadmium, dioxins in foods


 

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Contact

Policy Planning Division for Environmental Health and Food Safety
Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau

TEL: 03-3595-2326
EMAIL: foodsafety@mhlw.go.jp