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March 5, 2020
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On February 25, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0225 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database on March 6, 2020.

March 4, 2020
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on March 5, 2020.

March 2, 2020
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Recently, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare published an amendment (in Japanese) to its List of Existing Food Additives. 

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

February 3, 2020
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for several active ingredients. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database on February 4, 2020.

January 27, 2020
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On January 15, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 0115 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes have been made to the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug Database.

January 21, 2020
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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 BCGlobal Food Additive Database, which includes Japan's food additive regulations in English, has already been updated to reflect these changes. If you are interested in subscribing, please contact BCI for more information.

January 7, 2020
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Recently, the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service published Food and Agricultural Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports for Japan, Egypt, Jordan, and Barbados.

The BCGlobal Food Additive Database includes maximum use level regulations for over 850 additives in more than 70 countries worldwide, including Japan and Barbados. Please contact BCI for more information on subscribing.

The BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan, Egypt, Jordan, and Barbados. The BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database currently displays relevant established and proposed MRLs for Japan.

November 22, 2019
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Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) recently announced proposed MRL changes for iminoctadine, thifluzamide, benthiavalicarb-isopropyl, methyltetraprole, and permethrin. These changes were reported via the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Relevant proposed MRLs will be available in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database and BCGlobal Vet Drug MRL Database on November 23, 2019.

November 21, 2019
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On November 21, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare notified the WTO of a proposed food additive amendment.

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

November 1, 2019
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On October 31, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare posted Food Safety Update 1031 No. 1 affecting numerous active ingredients.

Relevant MRL changes will appear in the BCGlobal Pesticide MRL Database next week.

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