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January 25, 2019
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On January 22, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0122 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by January 30, 2019.

January 23, 2019
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On January 18, Japan's National Tax Agency published an amendment (in Japanese) to its list of substances that can be used for the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect the relevant changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 21, 2018
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an updated version of the Standards for Use for Food Additives. This document is part of the framework for Japan's food additive regulations.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

December 6, 2018
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On November 29, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for isopyrazam, etofenprox, fenpyroximate, mandestrobin, flumequine, mono- and bis- (trimethylammoniummethylene chloride)-alkyltoluene, and butylated hydroxyanisole. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by December 13, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the Global MRL Database on December 7, 2018.

November 26, 2018
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Recently, Japan's National Tax Agency published an updated version (in Japanese) of its list of food additives that can be used for the preservation of alcoholic beverages.

The Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information. 

November 6, 2018
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On October 25, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for difenoconazole, spirotetramat, tetraconazole, triforine, flutriafol, flupyrimin, and fenitrothion. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by November 8, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs are available in the Global MRL Database.

October 25, 2018
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On October 18, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1018 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the Global MRL Database by October 26 2018.

September 17, 2018
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On September 13, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for simeconazole, tebufenpyrad, triflumizole, pyriofenone, fluazifop-butyl, fluensulfone, metaflumizone, and thymol. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by September 27, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on September 18, 2018.

August 27, 2018
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On August 27, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) notified the WTO of a food additive proposal concerning aluminum ammonium sulfate and aluminum potassium sulfate. The MHLW first published this proposal in April 2018.

  
Japan's food additive regulations are included in the Food Additive Database. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI.

August 6, 2018
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On July 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced proposed MRL changes for 1,3-Dichloropropene, acynonapyr, acibenzolar-S-methyl, chlorothalonil, probenazole, and morantel. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Comments are due to the Embassy by August 14, 2018. Relevant proposed MRLs will display in the Global MRL Database on August 7, 2018.

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