健康・医療Amendment of the Food Sanitation Act

Outline of the Act on the Partial amendment of the Food Sanitation Act

Since the last amendment of the Food Sanitation Act in 2003, the circumstance of food safety has been
changing and globalization of food has developed.
Taking into account the present conditions and issues regarding food safety, the amendment of the Food
Sanitation Act was promulgated on June 2018.


Outline of the revision

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Background and purose of the amendment

Since the last amendment of the Food Sanitation Act in 2003, the circumstance of food safety has been changing – globalization of food has developed because of increasing import food and wider variety needs of food, e.g. increasing demand of pre-cooked foods, eating out (gaishoku) and taking away hushoku).
Besides, wide-area food poisoning incident caused by enterohemorrhagic E. coli, etc. and adverse health effects of Health Foods have occurred, so it is necessary to respond to these issues.
Also, as Olympics and Paralympics are going to be held in Tokyo in 2020, food hygiene control system compatible with the international standards is required.
Taking into account the present conditions and issues regarding food hygiene, the amendment of the Food Sanitation Act was promulgated on June 2018.


Background and purpose

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Seven points of the amendment

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Date of enforcement

This Act shall come into effect as from the date specified by a Cabinet Order within a period not exceeding two years from the day of promulgation.

 

However, for point 1, within a period not exceeding one year, and for point 5 and 6, within a period
not exceeding three years.

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WTO Notification

1 The amendment to the Food Sanitation Act

 
 Notification No. Summary Notification period
G/SPS/N/JPN/552 Summary 17 January - 18 March, 2018
G/TBT/N/JPN/582 Summary 16 January - 17 March, 2018
 
 

2 The amendment to the Cabinet Order and Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitaition Act

 
Notification No. Summary Notification period
G/SPS/N/JPN/638 Summary 25 April - 24 June, 2019
G/TBT/N/JPN/625 Summary 24 April - 23 June, 2019

    



 

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Contact

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