健康・医療Imported Food Safety

Imported Food Safety

 Japanese food self-sufficiency rate is about 40% and foods are imported from various countries. MHLW implement various measures to ensure food safety at each stage, from the production in the exporting countries to domestic distribution after import.
 Based on the Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan, MHLW carries out inspection of imported foods at the quarantine stations located at 32 international airpots and seaports, to confirm their compliance with the Food Sanitation Act. When violation of the regulations is detected, measures are taken for the relevant products, including disposal or shipping back of the items to the country of origin.


Import Procedure under the Food Sanitation Act

 To ensure the safety of imported foods and related products, Article 27 of the Food Sanitation Act obliges importers to submit import notification. As Article 27 of the Food Sanitation Act states that "Those who wish to import food, food additives, apparatus, containers and packaging for sale or for use in business, shall notify the Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare on each occasion as prescribed by the Ministerial Ordinance," the imported foods and related products must not be used for sale without import notification.

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Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan

 The purpose of the Imported Foods Monitoring and Guidance Plan is to promote the intensive, effective and efficient monitoring and guidance over imported foods, and thereby to further ensure the safety of imported foods.

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2020
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2019
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   ◎An interim report (PDF)
   ◎Result (PDF)
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   ◎An interim report (PDF)
   ◎Result (PDF)
  2017
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   ◎Result (PDF
  2016
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   ◎An interim report (PDF)
   ◎Result (PDF)


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Inspection Orders

 An Inspection Order is an order that requires importers to have imported foods with a high risk of violating the Food Sanitation Act inspected, each time of the import, in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 2 or 3, Article 26 of the Act.


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Monitoring Plan

 Monitoring Inspections are inspections systematically implemented every fiscal year for the purposes of monitoring safety conditions of various foods in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 1, Article 28 of the Food Sanitation Act and of introducing necessary measures such as enhanced inspections on importation in the case of any violation of the Act.


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Guidelines for Importers

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Recent Cases of Violation of the Food Sanitation Act

 Recent Cases of Violation of the Food Sanitation Act that were Found on the Occasion of Import Notification.


  

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Foreign Official Laboratories

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Amendment of the Food Sanitation Act

Some food products must be acomppanied by a health certificate issued by the competent authority of the exporting country upon import under the revised act.

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Contact

Office of Import Food Safety
Food Inspection and Safety Division
Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau

Quarantine Affairs Division
Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau